One of the things many of us take for granted is knowing that we will never go to sleep hungry, but not everyone is as fortunate.
Even if you’re not the most well planned, you know that you could get some fast food on the drive home or cook something up real quick and feed yourself.
However for far too many across the country they don’t know when they will next eat and if it will even be edible. There are so many incredible organizations both big and small that make sure that the homeless are given free, healthy meals, showers, a warm place to sleep and above all the respect and kindness that so many of them need. However these shelters are usually underfunded and are always in need of food.
Getting funds isn’t exactly easy for these shelters as it is a very time consuming process.
One shelter in particular can most certainly vouch for how difficult it is for a homeless shelter to stay afloat.London’s Ace of Clubs shelter has been around for 21 years and have helped thousands of homeless folks. In the last year alone they served over 20,000 meals to those in need.
This is why when a local fast food restaurant’s food donation program has been a blessing for the homeless community and the London’s Ace of Clubs shelter. Through a simple act they have helped improve the lives of thousands of people who have struggled right in their area.
One local KFC franchise is giving away the chicken that they would normally throw away to the London Ace of Spades shelter.The chicken is still very edible, but the chicken doesn’t live up to KFC’s golden standard for chicken.
Normally, this chicken would be thrown away but now the local fast food restaurant puts the unused food in a freezer.Twice a week, David from Ace of Clubs will go to the KFC and collect the chicken. The chicken is then used in casseroles and curries that many needy folks will enjoy.
This charitable donation has not only made sure that London Ace of Clubs will always be able to feed anyone who comes through the door. Not only that, but it has also allowed them to move funds to other areas, such as warm clothing during the cold months.
What an excellent program that prevents food from being wasted and also helps out the surrounding community of those in need. If you would like to find out more information about the London Ace of Clubs shelter, please visit their website.