SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Every Sunday small group of kids, teens and adults come together to deliver 600 homemade burritos to the city’s homeless, and it all started with an eye-opening experience for two young boys.
Michael Johnson explained that about 5 years ago, he asked his son and his son’s best friend for their Christmas lists.
“They were asking for some pretty crazy things for 12 year olds,” Johnson said in a video posted to YouTube.
So he and his wife bought supplies to make breakfast burritos. Together they handed out burritos with potatoes and eggs inside. Their sons were so impacted by the experience that it became a tradition.
Now, every Sunday morning, young adults between the ages of 10 and 18 years old meet up around 4:30 a.m. Sunday mornings to cook and assemble the burritos. Then, they drive around the city and hand them out to homeless people in the area.
“You’ll see a bunch of the different adult volunteers and youth volunteers have special relationships with different people downtown. And it’s those relationships that are the hope that our friends need to get off the street,” said Michael Johnson.
Watch the heartwarming video above.