Maxgiving tradition provides ham for all

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 19:54:04-05

On turkey day, we celebrate all for which we're thankful for.

We, as Americans, also do a lot of eating.

A former Boise restaurant owner no longer cooks up his signature dishes downtown, but he still serves the homeless with a hot meal every Thanksgiving holiday.

On Thursday, Max Mohammadi cooked a ham and gathered up other food donations from generous business owners to feed those who may otherwise have gone without a meal. This included a pick up from the downtown Boise Old Chicago location. They provided 15 pizzas and 90 footlong hot-dogs for the feast.

"My hope is to see the peace on earth and that is really what it [Thanksgiving] is all about is to keep people in harmony... because it's a beautiful place, you have one life to live and, you know, inspire others," the homeless advocate said.

Mohammadi's tradition, which is nearing three decades now, inspired the creation of a local organization called Maxsgiving. It helps raise money for nonprofits. For more information, visit