To celebrate and honor MLK Day, the SIA team at Stuart Hall & Convent High Schools, San Francisco organized another One Less Hungry Service Day. We had 28 people join in making 180 lunches to hand out to the hungry and homeless on the streets of San Francisco.
I had the opportunity to speak to Teacomia who lived on the streets for nearly 20 years – off and on since she was 17 years old. Her positive attitude testifies to the endurance of the human spirit when faced with such dismal living conditions. She has three children that she sees almost everyday but do not stay with her. Her seizures prevent her from enjoying life to the full and have practically knocked out all her teeth from the falls.
The students of Convent & Stuart Hall did an amazing and generous service today – courageously providing for those who have very little and who are often blamed for their situation. I think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would point to a greater issue given this 1964 quote from his Norway address: “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”