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Homeless Chef Serves the Homeless

“I used to live in Tent City in Lakewood, and I was the cook there for a long time. I cooked and served good food to everybody that lived there, from 80 to 90 people a day. I just liked doing it. I was homeless myself but it felt good to know that I could help others. I just loved to cook, so I shared the love with others.

“I am still homeless but I am here at the warming center because I want to continue serving those less fortunate than me. When I needed help back in the day, Minster Steve in Tent City was there to help me. Now I am in a position that I can help others that do not have what they need to live. Me feeding them, handing out donations, clothes, food, and seeing the smiles on their faces, that is so satisfying.

“Even though I am still not where I should be, I am thankful for where I am at, because I can help others. And that is what it all comes down to, helping others. “

(POTJS Note: As the temps plunged below zero Saturday night, I visited a warming center in Lakewood. More than 50 homeless people were kept warm and safe. This week I am sharing with you all some the people I met.)

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