Follow CoFounder Jill Franquelli as she delivers weekly groceries and speaks on the need for a refrigerated truck.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the lives of those experiencing home and food insecurity in Baltimore.
Love and Lunches is the reorganization of Simple Sacrifice, which was initially started in 1991 as the Franquelli Family weekly community service project.In 2015, Jilleien Franquelli and her wife Colleen Rippey reestablished Simple Sacrifice which is now Love and Lunches. Each week, Love and Lunches delivers lunches and groceries to the home and food insecure in Baltimore city. The goal of Love and Lunches is working towards a future of both safe housing for all and free of hunger by providing opportunities of awareness and aid for volunteers and donors.
It started out as a teaching lesson
In April of 1990, Anthony and Angela Franquelli gave their two children the assignment of finding a way to provide service to the community on Sundays. It was Bear (Anthony) who came up with the idea to prepare and deliver lunches to Baltimore City.
Simple Sacrifice for the homeless was born
Every Sunday, they delivered up to 1,500 lunches to a park on Baltimore Street. As they grew, Simple Sacrifice was able to increase their services to include a small food bank, helping families in need with rent, and providing clothing.
Saying Good-bye (for a time)
In June of 1995, the Franquelli's closed the doors of Simple Sacrifice due to the failing health of Angela.
In honor of Angela, Love and Lunches (Simple Sacrifice) was restablished on May 10, 2015- Mother's Day. Today we move forward with the same mission as before: to provide love and lunches.
To end the stigma and suffering caused by housing and food insecurity.
To provide Love and Lunches weekly to those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. To help end food insecurity by working with food rescue organizations to redirect food to the most vulnerable neighborhoods. To work with community and neighborhood leaders to help distribute food and resources.
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