How it Started

This winter Simple Sacrifice is expanding to support our friends during the coldest of nights. When the temperature dips we will be there with Cold Weather Survival Kits.  This #GivingTuesday we have set up an Amazon Wish List filled with the items needed to make the nights warmer and safer for our friends.   

***When you check out be sure to select –
Jilleien Franquelli – Simple Sacrifice Gift Registry Address for delivery***

From everyone at Simple Sacrifice and all our friends thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Simple Sacrifice Today
 In April of 1990, Tony and Angela Franquelli gave their children Jill and Anthony an 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 per week lunches to a park on Baltimore Street. ​ 

​ In July 0f 1995. the Franquelli's had to say goodbye to Simple Sacrifice for the Homeless. Tony had under-gone open heart surgery in June, and Angela's health was failing. Angela Gail Franquelli passed away on February 20, 2004. On May 10, 2015 (Mother's Day), Jill alongside her wife, Colleen, packed 20 lunches and headed out into the city to deliver them. Today, we carry on the mission of Simple Sacrifice every single Sunday to provide love and lunches to the homeless and hungry in Baltimore City.
2016 Annual Report on Homelessness in Maryland
  • 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.