How it Started

Delivering Love and Lunches

Working towards a future free of hunger and homelessness and full of love.
2016 Annual Report on Homelessness in Maryland
In April of 1990 Tony and Angela Franquelli gave their children Jill and Anthony and assignment to find a way to provide service to the community on Sundays. Anthony came up with the idea to deliver lunches to the homeless and hungry in Baltimore. That Sunday was the start of a 5-year labor of love delivering 1,500 lunches to a park on Baltimore St.

‚Äč     In July 0f 1995 the Franquelli's had to say good-by to Simple Sacrifice for the Homeless.  Their Tony had under-gone open heart surgery in June, and Angela's health was failing.  Angela Gail Franquelli passed away on February 20, 2004.
Simple Sacrifice Today
  • Homelessness increased 6% from 2015-2016
  • Over 200 \homeless camps in Md
  • Over 2500 families without homes

     On May 10, 2015, Mother's Day Jill alongside her wife, Colleen packed 20 lunches and headed out into the city to deliver them.  We drove by our old stops.

     Today, we carry on the mission of Simple Sacrifice to provide love and lunches to the homeless and hungry in Baltimore City.


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