As we pulled out the sandwiches his eyes just lit up

During Street Outreach last Wednesday we were handing out sandwiches like we always do and we ran into a kid on the street that we didn’t know and he said he had just got out of the hospital. He had his little patient bag with his belongings and a blanket wrapped around him. He didn’t know who we were so we introduced ourselves and told him how Covenant House could help him out with and what our services were and we offered him a sandwich. The funny thing is he was listening to all our services but as soon as we pulled out the sandwiches his eyes just lit up and he was like “you’re going to give me a sandwich?” and we said yeah and we have other things to offer as well but all he could focus on was the sandwich and he ripped it open and he was shoving it in his face and smacking away and he was like “This is so great. Oh my gosh I can’t believe you gave me a sandwich”. There were crumbs flying out of his mouth and everything. It was a little comical and really touching to see how something so small can make somebody’s day a little brighter. Providing somebody with food is huge when they are starving. People are appreciative and those moments can make a difference in somebody’s day and in somebody’s life.

picture of a sandwich being handed out