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Students Hand Out Burritos to Homeless

burritoEUGENE, Ore. — Students handed out burritos to the homeless and anyone who wanted one near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge.

It’s been an annual tradition at Wellsprings Friends School for 10 years called Burrito Missionaries.

They spend half the day making 100 burritos by hand, wrapping them, and delivering them to folks who are homeless and hungry.

Over the years, students have also collected and distributed blankets, hats, gloves and more, even sleeping bags and dog treats. They say it’s not just a charitable act. It’s an educational experience.

“The kids see that handing a burrito out can really make someone’s day and I always joke that the love you make is equal to the love that you take and the kids feel that internalization of just helping someone out.// and how genuine that aspect is,” said teacher Robert Schlichting.

While this group served people under the bridge, another group did the same at another location. And they’re not done yet.

They’ve been collecting secondhand goods for a month, and Saturday they’re hosting their “free sale.” Yes, everything is free. It starts at 8 a.m. at the Wellsprings Friends School at 3590 West 18th Avenue in Eugene. Don’t be late. We’re told the items go quick.

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