There are a lot of assumptions that come to mind when people think of skateboarders. Zach Lindsay is trying to change some of these stereotypes.He has changed minds by starting his own clothing company called Leftys 29 when he was just 12 years old as well as through his ministry. Now, he has started another project.
"This is feeding the homies because I like to believe that all these guys that we're feeding out here are our friends and our homies," said Lindsay.
Every Monday, Lindsay and his friends buy chicken sandwiches from McDonald's and distribute them to people living in parks around D.C.
"I just decided that I want to start doing this every week, so me and my friend, Eric, decided we were going to do McChicken Mondays and just skate around, hand out McChickens," Lindsay explained. "At first, it was kind of handing them McChickens, high-five -- but then I decided I want to make it more relational.
"And then Johnny [Wheeler] started coming and we got eight or nine kids coming almost every week."
"I think a lot of skateboarders have got a bad attitude and that's what me and Zach are at least trying to change in some people's mind," said Wheeler
For Lindsay and the "Feed The Homies" crew, McChicken Mondays isn't just about handing out sandwiches. It is a chance to sit and talk to the people they meet and make some new friends.
If anyone questions if a few chicken sandwiches can make a difference, just ask Joseph about Lindsay's efforts.
"When you're down so low and I don't want to take another step, God sends somebody by to lift you up," the homeless man told us. "That's what I think of him."
Lindsay is graduating from high school in May and plans to take Feed The Homies international by opening up a ministry in Ecuador.
But for now, he just likes the chance to give out some sandwiches and talk to his friends.
"I would say talking to them is more important than [the sandwiches]," said Lindsay. "I've never seen anyone just sitting down having a casual conversation. That's what I like to do. Just give them something to do, someone to talk to. Just be a homie to the homeless."