Solidarity meal with homeless people - Greece

To celebrate International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2014, our school, in cooperation with the 1st and 2nd Community of Scouts of Pshychiko and the social kitchen "O allos anthropos" ("The other man"), had a warm lunch together with some of the homeless people of Athens.

In this action, we did not just gather food, cooked it and gave it to homeless: we ate it with them, we talked to them as equals. Talking to people that feel abandoned from society gave them something more important than food, the feeling they belong somewhere and somebody cares about them. Feelings that we struggle to take away from them.

Students now seem to realise that homeless people are neither something to be afraid of nor something extrinsic, they are people as we are, that just didn't have the same luck as we did.

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