Free meals provided for the homeless at Holyoke picnic


22NEWS. NICK: AND A PICNIC IN HOLYOKE TODAY TO HELP THE HOMELESS, AND OTHERS WHO MAY BE IN NEED. THE PICNIC WAS HOSTED BY THE “FOR THE LOVE OF GOOD FOUNDATION”. NOT ONLY WAS A FREE MEAL PROVIDED, THE EVENT ALSO GAVE THOSE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE SOME ESSENTIAL ITEMS LIKE TOILETRIES, FALL CLOTHING, AND EVEN PROVIDED HAIRCUTS. THE EVENT HIGHLIGHTED THE ORGANIZATION’S MOTTO, WHICH IS “WE OFFER A HAND UP AND NOT A HAND OUT!” KEVIN JOSLYN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOR THE LOVE OF GOOD FOUNDATION: “WELL ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO DO FOR THE HOMELESS, SPECIFICALLY, IS HELP WITH THEIR SELF- ESTEEM, THEIR SELF-RESPECT. WE’RE ACTUALLY SERVING THEM. SO THEY’RE NOT GOING THROUGH THE LINE TO GET HAMNURGERS AND HOT DOGS – WE’RE HAVING THEM SIT DOWN, WE’RE ASKING THEM WHAT THEY WANT, AND WE’RE GETTING THEM THEIR FOOD, WE’RE GETTING THEM THEIR DRINK.” NICK:

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