Spending a Week on the Streets

Rob Greenfield on the Street
Homelessness

Today, we shared food with people on the streets as part of the 21 Gourmet Dumpster Meals project.

An older man named Lee asked me why I had a camera and upon my response he told me that, if I really wanted to understand, I had to live on the streets myself. I took him up on the offer and will return to the corner of 16th and Island to meet with him on Christmas day. I’ll spend a week on the streets for a week with the clothes on my back and no money.

Behind the sitting man is Lee’s shopping cart, and just behind the cart is Lee in a black hoody.

To create great change for the human race I believe that I must experience life in the shoes of a diverse range of people. Until then, I will be working on my current project to bring attention to the flawed food system in the United States, and I think this experience on the streets will provide valuable insight into the issue.

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