Have you ever been hungry? Doesn’t it always seem like food tastes the best whenever you are the most hungry. I’ve also heard that food also tastes better when it’s free. Free food when you’re really really hungry must taste amazing then. Makes sense right? So what about those that are really hungry and have no food? I happened upon something today called the Burrito Project. It’s more of a movement than an organization and it is in a great number of major US cities. Fort Worth has one as well. Here is a little bit of what they say about themselves:
“The mission of Burrito Project and the purpose of this Myspace burrito project information profile is to provide people with the means to become active members in their community. It is a way for people to bridge a gap between the fed and the hungry. Burrito Project is in no way shape or form affiliated with any religious or political organization; The projects are non-fame and a non-personal recognition groups (hence the bandannas for pictures). There is no Burrito Project head quarters or leader nor a need for one.The Project is simply providing a tool to show how easy, inexpensive, and rewarding feeding hungry people can be. The Project is a guideline for serving people in your community. The homeless and hungry are people. They are our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and parents. The Project is a respectful extension of our collective dinner table. A way to recognize people who through out the day are often ignored, and even demonized. The Project recognizes the problematic nature of our nation’s and world’s homeless situation. There is no sermon or lecture. Burrito project offers substance in the form of a handshake, eye contact, warm food, and even some hugs. The project is not a solution, it is a step by step, DIY (Do It Yourself) outline for a way to get involved. The Project is there for you to expand. Each branch of Burrito Project in each city is independent of each other. The mission is to inspire other burrito project chapters to grow organically.”
How awesome is this!?! No agenda. No hidden message, just plain and simple love. This is awesome. I know that they say there isn’t a religious affiliation, but isn’t this exactly what Jesus wanted us to do? I’m interested. Who’s with me?