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March 20th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

CNN Heroes: Bus driver delivers free home-cooked meals

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/20/art_heroes_munoz_cnn.jpg caption=" Jorge Munoz estimates he has served more than 70,000 free meals since 2004."]

JACKSON HEIGHTS, New York (CNN) - Every day, unemployed men gather under the elevated 7 train in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many of them are homeless. All of them are hungry. Jorge Munoz estimates he has served more than 70,000 free meals since 2004.

At around 9:30 each night, relief comes in the form of Jorge Munoz's white pickup truck, filled with hot food, coffee and hot chocolate.

The men eagerly accept containers of chicken and rice from Munoz, devouring the food on the spot. Quiet gratitude radiates from the crowd.

For many, this is their only hot meal of the day; for some, it's the first food they've eaten since last night.

"I thank God for touching that man's heart," says Eduardo, one of the regulars.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. george fields

    To jorge;
    He that lendeth to the poor lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he has given , God will pay him again.
    Jorge all the food you have feed to the poor, (you have did it unto GOD , and GOD will pay you again!!!
    God Bless You Brother!

    August 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  2. giovanny

    this is the best history , I really proud for this person god bles him

    April 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  3. nancy

    that is awesome!

    March 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  4. Teri Moore

    A servant's heart....May God Bless him richly.

    March 20, 2009 at 8:30 am |