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‘Fifty Sandwiches’ raises homeless awareness

Justin Doering of Coeur d'Alene talks about the people he met while traveling the country documenting the lives of homeless people by buying them lunch and listening. His project is called Fifty Sandwiches. He is photographed at Post Falls Coffee Company in Post Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Justin Doering of Coeur d'Alene talks about the people he met while traveling the country documenting the lives of homeless people by buying them lunch and listening. His project is called Fifty Sandwiches. He is photographed at Post Falls Coffee Company in Post Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Instead of getting a job right after college, Justin Doering decided he first wanted to do something else.

So the 22-year-old Coeur d’Alene man raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to spend more than three months traveling the United States to interview homeless people and share their stories.

The result is a website called Fifty Sandwiches, so named because Doering’s goal was to buy a sandwich for each homeless person he interviewed and share photos and tidbits from his interviews, all with the goal of dispelling stereotypes.

“You see them getting ignored on the street all the time. It’s natural to turn a blind eye to them,” he said/Rachel Alexander, SR. More here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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