AJ’s Story: More than Just a Meal

…the look in her eyes, I saw such gratitude and love.

 

The genesis of Feed A Billion came after I delivered food with a non profit here in Atlanta. I delivered meals to many families that day, but one woman changed my life forever. She was an elderly woman who lived in an area of Atlanta known as Bankhead. Bankhead is one of the poorest areas in the city, and is infamous for it’s high crime rate.

When I saw her, I could tell she lived with fear. She had bars on the windows and doors and two large dogs to protect her. And when she came to get the food from me she didn’t say a word. She just looked at me with such extreme gratitude.

Without this food, she couldn’t eat, she wouldn’t be able to take necessary medications, and she wouldn’t be able to live a healthy life. This food was a necessity for her to survive, and in the look on her face, and the look in her eyes, I saw such gratitude and love.

That’s when I knew that my calling was to give meals to many. Yet, it touched me at such a deep level there was difficulty processing exactly what that meant.

Feed A Billion was started, and has had the amazing opportunity to provide 2.5 million meals globally, but there is still a long way to go to reach our goal of one billion meals.

To be honest, I’m still scared, but the look in that woman’s eyes comes back to me, and that’s what drives me to keep pushing, keep giving, keep pursuing the end to hunger.

Together, I know we can do it!

Deepest regards,

AJ Jain

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