Dozens of Volunteers Provide Meal Service to Homeless in Minneapolis

November 15, 2018 11:16 AM

Dozens of volunteers came together at Southtown Baptist Church Saturday to help people living at a Minneapolis homeless camp.

David Robertson grew up near the Franklin-Hiawatha encampment and knew he wanted to help. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Ortiz, started a Facebook event to spread the word about a meal service for the homeless.


Ortiz said the turnout was overwhelming.

"I think it's a shame this day and age when there is all these people who want to help and are willing to help. That they are even out there, but I think just finding a solution would be great in the long term,” said Ortiz.

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Volunteers filled an entire room and packed lunches for the homeless.

“It restored my faith in humanity. There was a woman who made 300 homemade cookies,” said Ortiz.

Ortiz said more than 300 meals were made and delivered to the homeless camp. Volunteers also donated cold weather gear.

"There was a woman who I think bought over 100 hats, gloves and socks to put in the bags for people,” said Ortiz.

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