This holiday season, in an effort to give back to the community, hundreds of grocery chains have promised to donate thousands of shopping carts to homeless communities throughout the country.
Representatives from both participating grocery stores and homeless communities are ecstatic. “It’s like cutting out the middle man,” says Rod Holder, general manager of one of the participating grocery stores. “It’s great to know that you’re really making a difference in someone’s life.”
One-eyed-one-legged fuzzy coat man, a representative of the homeless community, also expressed appreciation on behalf of his peers. “In donating these carts, you’re really cutting out the middle man for us, and we appreciate it,” he says. “It’s especially nice not to feel like you’re stealing during this time of year,” he adds.
The carts will allow thousands of homeless recipients to have a more convenient way of transporting their worldly possessions around the city. Holder and other grocery store managers, would often notice their carts in odd neighborhoods filled with trash bags full of gear. Rather than getting angry, he became compassionate and help out during the holiday season.
When asked if he would also donate food to homeless shelters, Holder began laughing and simply said, “Are you kidding me? That’d be way too expensive. And would only last for a few hours. These carts will last weeks, maybe even months!”
The homeless are grateful to receive the carts. Many expect to use it as a bartering tool for food and maybe even some dignity, since that’s what they truly crave most.