What does it mean to you to be a part of hashtag lunchbag Phoenix? 

"When Q and Nick first said they were gonna do it, I was in and donated so we could do it that first run. I knew we were onto something and felt like we had to do so much more. During distribution one of the first couple of months, I actually gave a lunch to my uncle, who was homeless at the time. I knew then and there that I would be a part of what we were doing until we stopped doing it. That was in 2013. I keep volunteering because of the opportunity it gives me to have an impact on the community as well as being able to set an example for the teens I work with. I love what we do, why we do it and the people that have become part of my family. It's crazy to think I've had a hand and played a part in the work we've been able to do over the last 4 years."

-Ruben Aguilera


"Ackowledging your humanity as well as acknowledging the humanity in others. Being able to laught and have fun with my family and friends while we are just completing the assignments given to us from the man upstairs. Getting to see how being kind to just one person can make you feel like a million bucks! One smile, one hello, one acknowledgment...so dope! Changing the world, being the difference and giving someone hope again is a way of life. Giving should be normal. Finding exactly what truly feeds my spirit and soul, its what keeps me going on my bad days...that's what it means to me."

- Sahar Najam