When it seems like all you hear are negative reports in the news, it's a refreshing change to read something positive. Kudos to Henderson couple, Brian and Jenny Bland, founders of Goodness Gracious Ministries who are trying to make a difference in the community. After months of renovations, they have converted an old food truck and given it a new purpose - to provide meals for the homeless and less fortunate.
Three years ago, this Henderson couple quit their full time jobs to devote their time to helping the homeless. Working out of various locations in Las Vegas Valley, the Blands prepare a healthy breakfast for people in the area. Armed with several volunteers they fill a plate with items such as pancakes, eggs, fruit and a bagel, for many this is all they'll eat in a day.
Jenny recounts an incident where they've just handed out the last meal, and a lady came running up. Jenny apologizes, explaining that the food is all gone; at that moment a homeless man went over and handed his meal to her. They were all stupefied, amazed at this sudden, unselfish act of kindness.
How You Can Help
The Blands are looking to expand the operation, training young people who might be interested in careers in cooking. They are reaching out to local chefs who might want to assist in teaching basic culinary skills to help others find employment.
Visit GoodnessGraciousMinistries.com to learn more about their mission, or to volunteer or donate to this worthy cause.
By Leslie Hoke
Las Vegas Homes By Leslie
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