A simple lunch bag brought together people from all over metro-Detroit. The mission was simple, they packed bags with goodies for the homeless population. Volunteers spent the morning for one cause #HashtagLunchbag.
On Christmas Day in 2012, a few friends gathered in Los Angeles to pass out lunches to the homeless. The idea turned into a non-profit organization and now cities across the country participate in #HashtagLunchbag.
Over 50 volunteers gathered in the Quicken Loans building on East Jefferson. Three stations were set-up and 1000 bags were packed. Each bag contained a ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato sandwich, a granola bar and water bottle.
After all the bags were packed each of the volunteers were given specific locations in Detroit to brighten someone’s day who may not receive a lunch otherwise.
“It’s so exciting to see everyone get together with one mission in mind to help people, to see people do that is an amazing thing,” said Stewe, who served as the host of the event.
The CW50 Street Team had fun with volunteers packing lunches, we can’t wait to be back next year!
For more information on #HashtagLunchbag visit, www.hashtaglunchbag.org.