The Atlanta office of Lincoln Property Company Southeast gave back to the community on Saturday, June 2, by feeding members of downtown Atlanta’s homeless population. A 17-person group of Lincoln employees and their family members spent two hours preparing and serving a breakfast to approximately 200 homeless people. The meal was served at the intersection of Mitchell and Pryor streets.
The non-profit Feeding the Homeless Project (FTHP) organized the breakfast and supervised the Lincoln volunteers. Lincoln Property Company sponsored the event and paid for the food and beverages. The company has provided money to fund another breakfast this month and also will collect used clothes and books during the week of June 11-15 for FTHP to distribute to the homeless.
Keisha Hutchinson, Lincoln’s Tenant Service Coordinator at the Decatur Court office building, said the breakfast was an extremely moving experience. “There was a young lady there who couldn’t stop talking about how grateful she was for the orange juice,” Hutchinson said. “Something as simple as a small cup of orange juice was so precious to her and made her day. Fighting back tears, her gratefulness for what I would have considered an insignificant cup of juice made me vow to stop complaining about the things I don’t have and start giving abundant thanks for the things I do have. The reality is, we spent two hours of our day feeding them but I am probably more grateful to them for the humbling experience.”
“At Lincoln, we place a high priority on making the communities in which we live and work better places to live,” said Shane Froman, Vice President of Management Services for Lincoln Property Company Southeast, who promoted the event within the firm. “Saturday’s breakfast was a tremendously rewarding experience for the participants and a powerful reminder of how fortunate we are. We look forward to more opportunities to make a difference in the Atlanta community and improve the lives of our fellow residents.”