Long-standing HNN volunteer, Sheila Washington, has experienced homelessness in her life. A passion for serving others, especially through feeding the hungry, is a gift from her grandmother.
“When I was younger my grandmother used to always have me go outside and count out how many homeless people was outside and I would count them out and I would come back in and I would tell her, 'Oh, Grandma, it’s six people outside.' And she said, 'Okay, now fix six plates, or five plates and go out there and give it to them. And each time that you see a homeless person, you always help them because you never know you might be in that situation one day and somebody might come and help you the same way.' "