Houston volunteers spend Labor Day helping the homeless

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More than 100 free meals were served downtown on Labor Day to homeless men and women.

More than 100 free meals were served downtown on Labor Day to homeless men and women.

The Oasis of Love Foundation prepares and hands out the meals once a month. Ruth Kgamane, who leads the group, cooks all the food in her small apartment. She depends on about 30 volunteers to help her set up tables and dish out the food once a month in different downtown parks.

"You feel good that you can reach out to someone who needed a hot meal or who needed some food because they will tell me we went to the garbage and didn't eat," Kgamane said.

Christina Amay was one of more than 100 people in line for food. She says she's been on the streets on and off since 2002.

"I don't want to be out here, but I'm out here. it's scary for women and children and everything but what can you do?" Amay said.

Amay says she counts on these free meals from the foundation.

The group also hands out blankets, clean cotton shirts, and bags of toiletries. The free meals are served once a month, usually on holidays from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
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