I've interviewed thousands of people in my nearly 10 years of being a TV news reporter and I can truly say that Jorge Munoz is one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. He's a school bus driver by day and angel by night.
Munoz says he spends more than half of his salary, of roughly $700 per week, buying food from local grocery stores. Every night since 2005, Munoz comes home from work, takes a quick coffee break, then heads out to diligently collect food donations from the community and then shops for more groceries.
He heads home to meet a team, consisting of his mother, sister, nephew and a friend. Together, they are a well-oiled machine, as they multiply whatever they're having for dinner into, by 120 to 140 home cooked meals, carefully packed with love and care in his tiny kitchen, in his shoe-box size flat. He then heads out each night to pass them out to the hungry in Queens, N.Y.
Why would anyone spend most their free time and energy putting so much love in home cooked meals for strangers on the street? Arguably, some people wouldn't don't even do this for their significant others — But that's another blog topic altogether.
Words can't really describe why Munoz so unselfishly does what he does. He just does. You just have to be there to experience it. But when you're there, watching him do his work, at the gritty Roosevelt Avenue subway stop, you begin to understand why.
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