Boiseans feed homeless on Thanksgiving Day

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-26 20:08:50-05

Thanksgiving is a day when many families gather around the table to celebrate life and the blessings they've been given, but it's also one of the most active days for volunteers.

This year, like many years before, caring Boiseans came out to support the city's homeless. Max Mohammadi is an Iranian immigrant, business owner and philanthropist. As he does so often, he spent his Thanksgiving Day handing out food and clothing to the people living in the tent city of Cooper Court.

"I'm thankful for what I have and I'm thankful to be able to help,” he said. “My heart is for the people that live like this."

It was a family affair with help from his sisters, brothers, uncle, and two nieces. The family gave out pizza, bread, cold cuts, and chili - all with smiles on their faces.

"When that seed is planted early on I think that really carries forward,” said Mohammadi. “That I think is pivotal about the act of giving."

The Mohammadi family wasn't alone. Several groups were in Cooper Court helping people out. There was hot coffee, donuts and clothes.

"There's something that needs to be done with the homeless situation,” said Mohammadi. “They need to be better custodians of our citizens, especially those facing hardships."

Mohammadi and his family planned to serve more than a hundred and fifty people.