Helping Homeless

Did you ever think making and serving good food could actually be better than eating it? Go to breakfast at Hope’s Corner  to find out. On Saturday, my family and a couple of friends came together as a part of Keys Community Cares and served breakfast at a church in Mountain View. We made breakfast take away packets and salad, and served our delicious meals over the course of two hours. My favorite part was seeing the homeless adults’ faces light up as they received a bowl of Honey Bunches cereal or a slice of pizza.

We did the traditional “assembly line”, so everyone got to pass something out. I was with my friend Andrew using the cereal machine to serve cereal for the homeless.


I think we gave out at least 40 bowls of cereal with milk. At one point we were on a roll! Andrew would fill a bowl with the cereal requested and I would douse it in milk. I felt so great doing this because it seemed that I was actually making a difference. I estimated about 80 people who came and got free breakfast. It seemed like many knew how to speak English and enjoyed talking with each other. I feel that this service is not only good for the homeless people, but also for the volunteers who lend their time to help out. I think that my family and I should volunteer again because it increases my thoughts of helping the homeless.

Here are some photos from our school event:


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful thing to do, Nate!!!! I’m so proud of you and Sophie, your school, and your parents for supporting the homeless. Actually, it moves me tremendously! For you to recognize at your young age that helping others also helps yourself is impressive!!!! You are a wise young man!


    1. n8chen says:

      It’s fun, too! Volunteering is not as hard as it seems!


  2. Eric says:

    Surprised (and a little sad) to see so many elderly chinese people there. You and Sophie got to practice your mandarin!


    1. n8chen says:

      I was too busy passing the juice out, but I did say a few Ni Yao Niu Nai s.


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