On holidays like Christmas, Valentines Day etc. we organize meals for the homeless and poor in the downtown center. This includes a hot meal of pasta in salsa, hot dogs, tortilla chips, bananas, cookies and a drink, and usually serve well over 1000 plates to hungry and thankful folks of all ages. For their entertainment and inspiration our youth team also sing and perform puppet shows while the crowds of people move through the serving line. A large percentage of the crowd attending was children who either live in the streets or in very humble situations. Also among the crowd are usually plenty of troubled youth involved in drugs and crime. Many of these "tough kids" are the most responsive during the presentations.