*I swear, you’ve got to bow down to anyone with this much heart and compassion. And we’re not talking about some little old lady, retired and lonely with nothing else to do. No, granny Gloria Lewis, 54, still works as a waitress; but instead of spending her off time and weekends doing yoga, and hanging out with cats, she hunkers down and gets to work making 225 fresh dinners and 180 breakfasts on a two-stove, four-fridge kitchen.
Lewis lived on the brink of homelessness in her low-income job and moved to the US from Barbados in 1987. Each weekend, she and her husband, who works as a mechanic, spend $700 on groceries to make meals that include chicken Parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, barbecue chicken and ribs, along with fresh veggies and rice to help those on the street. dozens of home-cooked meals for those in need.
“My husband and I should have been putting money away, but we put it all into this, everything we had. A businessman, Bob Byers, he has been our angel. He has been an amazing support for Care in Action. He saw my struggles and how much of a sacrifice we were making,” Lewis said. “We were on the verge of not being able to do it anymore when he gave us a check for $10,000. He’s been funding us regularly ever since.”
Lewis said she helps because she knows how “easy it is to become homeless.”
Lewis and her husband started their nonprofit in 2012, making 20 meals.
“I have always worked in low-income jobs and I could see just how easy it is to become homeless. It’s so easy,” she said. “The stereotypes that surround the homeless are so far from the truth. I see myself every day in these people and I think it could be me so easily so I go and feed them.
“I started in 2012 making 20 meals every Sunday. What we did then is just go out onto the street. People were so grateful for fresh meals and prayers,” she continued. “We’ve gone from making 20 meals to over 200 every Sunday now. It’s just me and my husband. We believe God will provide for us and our needs.”
Mere words can’t express my personal gratitude for such kind souls as these. I know our readers agree to keep them in our positive thoughts and prayers, always.