This Guy Came Up With a Brilliant Way To Use McDonald’s To Help the Homeless
Fast food doesn’t usually leave you feeling that great about your decisions, but one manhas an idea that will make picking up that Big Mac make you feel a little bit better.
The Monopoly game is back at McDonald’s which means you get stamps and the chance to win free food with your purchases, most likely losing the stamps or not using them before they expire.
But Matt Lawson, from Melbourne, Australia, shared a simple but brilliant idea on Facebook give them away to the homeless.
Instead of going right back for a free meal, he suggests you putyour tokens in a jar and take them to shelters or areas with high homeless populations.
The idea was sparked by the first encounter he had with a homeless person.
“I saw a guy on a corner who looked like he was doing it tough. I parked, took a photo of the voucher and gave the voucher to him,” he said. “He was a proud man and told me that hed been a banker, but a series of events had left him on the streets. He claimed his burger, shook my hand and moved on.”
He decided to post the idea to where it immediately took off, with more than 17,500 shares and 36,000 likes.
Some people have even contactedtheir local McDonald’s to setup a ticket jar where people can put their unwanted food coupons so needy or hungry people can come in, grab a ticket, and get a free food item.
He also addressed some negative comments about giving out junk food, but for those just looking for a hot meal, it could make a big difference.
“If people are looking to do the same thing they should just give it a go,” he said. “Get the schools and workplaces involved as well as the shelters and watch it grow.”
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