WASHINGTON - It first started off as McChicken Mondays. A skateboarder and his friends would go to McDonald’s every Monday and buy chicken sandwiches to distribute to people in need in parks around Washington D.C.
Since then, Zach Lindsay and the “Feed The Homies” crew have made a lot of progress with their grassroots campaign. Now, they are going national.
A year after graduating high school, they have grown an operation that was once just a couple of kids skating through D.C. parks giving out sandwiches into a national movement. There are now 12 Feed The Homies startups founded across the country.
For Lindsay, the message remains the same.
“We want to be homies with the homeless,” he said. “And not just a charity to hand them a McChicken [sandwich] and then kind of brush them off. We want to be friends with them and give them someone to talk to.”
Over the next month, Lindsay and the Feed The Homies crew will be traveling across the country in a tour to provide food and a touch of kindness. They will stop in ten cities with the goal of improving the lives of thousands of less fortunate people along the way.