When Kenneth Prabhakar and his brother Kevin became determined to help people experiencing homelessness, they were only 9 and 13 years old.
The two brothers saw the impacts of homelessness during a school trip, and immediately formed Next Supper, with the support of their parents and their church. Year-round, every year, they they collect empty bottles and cans, bring them to the recycling center, and save the funds. Near the holidays, during the cold and wet season, they pool this money to buy brand new clothing for people experiencing homelessness.
Many of our participants have not had new clothing since they became homeless, and often experience the winter unprepared. This year Kenneth, went above and beyond, helping keep people warm and nourished! The Prabhakars donated 65 all-weather jackets, 300 pairs of socks, 120 beanies, 120 pairs of gloves, and gift cards to help people get to a job interview and get a hot meal beforehand.
- 65 high-quality all-weather jackets for men and women, to help protect against the elementsJackets for men and women – 65 (all brought from Costco – great quality)
- Socks – 300 pairs
- Beanies – 120
- Gloves – 120 pairs
- Bart cards – 25 cards each worth $20
- Safeway gift cards – 15 cards each worth $15
- Chipotle cards – 15 cards each worth $15
BACS 100% believes that we can reach the day where nobody is sleeping outside, and that nobody wants to be homeless. Still, Alameda County alone has more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness, and the generosity of Kenneth and the Prabhakar family help our most vulnerable community members in their time of need.
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