Last weekend on the Huffington Post, Toan Lam, the founder of GoInspireGo.com, published an article and video about Herman Travis, an unemployed construction worker who delivers food to 60 elderly Bernal Heights residents who live along the west side of Holly Park:
Travis partnered up with the S.F. Food Bank to make this do-good deed possible. For the past three years, a truck has dropped off 1,300 pounds of food at the Holly Courts low-income housing complex where he lives. A handful of volunteers help Travis sort and pack brown paper grocery bags. He loads his cart and off he goes, on his three-hour mission to feed his neighbors.
“I don’t know how we would express it, except for saying that we would be completely lost without him,” Bebe Castaine, 81, said.
But besides feeding their stomachs, he also feeds their spirits. Everyone who answers the door beams with excitement, the smiles overflow.
“He spoils me rotten by coming to my door. And he’s always positive, he’s always got something nice to say. So I enjoy him,” said 93-year-old Millie Sheehy, who smiles wide and giggles like a schoolgirl when her “No. 1” drops by.
Here’s the video: