Pizza: Never let it go to waste
Pizza - Never let it go to waste
I shot a corporate event last night (Sunday 20th Sept 2015) for WeWork and there was a few boxes of Pizza left over. It's fair to say that I love Pizza so I gratefully accepted a slice or 2 and compliments to Voodoo Ray's Pizza, it tasted great.
We don't like to see good food go to waste and WeWork have a great community spirit which I like to have inside and outside of the office. So I picked up a box full of 22'' Pizza and decided to go and find a few people in London. I figured I would aim to find homeless people but that soon got delayed as I stepped onto the Tube. 2 ladies looked at this monster of a Pizza Box and their eyes beamed with excitement. I may have to take a this box around as my new wing man. Anyway, jokes aside & we got chatting and they gratefully accepted the Pizza. I said to keep an eye on my blog as there could be a story to share about my Pizza. I just received a message on facebook chasing me for the pic's and the blog. The joys of Social Media, haha! So here it is in 3 steps;
One - The tube from Moorgate to London Bridge where I met the ladies looking for a little feast on the tube.
Two - A walk from London Bridge down the South Bank. I've done this walk so many times and see the occasional poor person asking for some food. To my surprise but delight I actually struggled to find many homeless people on my walk. I did see see a couple of good buskers though who both looked to be enjoying their time in front of the mic.
Three - People on the Street.
So I walked about 1.5 miles along the Southbank to the Hungerford Bridge. I love this brige and have shot may night time photo and a few at dawn. Sadly I had found my first homeless person. He was Romanian and about 50 years old. Said he came to London and just couldn't find work. I gave him a slice and we had a chat for a minute or 2. I gave him a second slice as I left and he was grateful.
I decided to head for the strand an there are sadly always a few people sitting in door ways there. I saw a man by the well know burger joint and he actually said thanks but no thanks to some pizza. He said he had eaten 4 burgers in the last hour and was stuffed. I said what about for breakfast but he said not to worry.
I then crossed the road to see a little lady who was making a fairly creative set up of boxes to sleep in for the night. I opened the box of Pizza and she said she would like some, just a little bit. She was tiny so I think one of these monster slices will keep her going for a bit. A few doors down from her was a guy in a sleeping bag and I saw a guy drop off a few bagettes by his side which was good to see.
Down the Strand towards Waterloo bridge and I saw 3 men on the corner and I had three slices left in the box. They were pretty drunk and I felt I'd find someone who would put the food to better use. As I got to Waterloo station there were dozens of people walking past a man selling the Big Issue. I went and said hello to him and he was well up for some food. I gave the box and the look in his eye was one of gratitude but sadly this is only a very minor help to him.
A few different emotions as I did my London walk. One thing that did make me laugh was the man by McDonalds crossed paths with me at Waterloo. It was just before I saw the gent selling the big issue. Anyway, He looked at me carrying this massive box and said 'are you still trying to find someone to give that Pizza to?'. I laughed and said yes.
I'm glad there weren't many people on the streets, but when I went home and travelled through Clapham Junction without the Pizza I saw a lady asking for change. We can't help everyone but crossed the road and thought to myself, how are there people still living on the street in current times.
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