Since 1967, a man named Allan Law has not only fed the homeless, but has helped in any way that he can. He gives out necessities that people need to live such as, blankets, socks, bus tokens, and much more.
Law was born in Richfield, MN, a suburb outside of Minneapolis. He was a teacher and saw that his students were coming from low-income families. Seeing firsthand the difficulties that people go through, Law took to the streets of Minneapolis to change lives.
After fifty years of helping the homeless, Law founded a nonprofit organization called Minneapolis Recreation Development Inc., to help kids in need who have nowhere else to go. He also lifts people off their feet by finding them housing and jobs.
Even on the coldest of days, Law is determined to help as many people as he can. Law is a dedicated man. Since 1967, he has only missed three days of giving back to others. He could not be successful in his mission, however, without the help of others. Volunteers have come together to help donate and make the sandwiches that Law delivers.
Law has been recognized for his immense generosity by local programs such as, NBC Nightly News titled ‘Sandwich Man’ Delivers Helping of Hope to Hungry, and in a film documentary called The Starfish Throwers.
Law gives some long-lasting insight, “You wouldn’t believe the number of people stranded at night. The goal is to change lives, not to feed more people.”