Operation Breakfast

$5,480 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 12 months
Will Coyne
on behalf of Todd Coyne
"A plate full of grace"

Hi All!

My name is Will Coyne and I am from Needham, Massachusetts. This Summer, my dad and I are driving to natural disaster sites to cook breakfast for people affected by disasters, as well as first responders and volunteers.

Over the last 5 years, my dad and I volunteered at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, outside Boston, MA, by cooking dinner for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at Boston area hospitals. In recent years, I have brought friends from school along to help with the dinner.  Through this experience, I learned the power of cooking someone a meal. Here are people who are suffering greatly; I believe that the last thing they should have to worry about is from where their next meal will come.

My experience at the Hope Lodge inspired me to think bigger and broader in how I could help other people who are experiencing tough times and came up with the idea for Operation Breakfast. This Summer, my father and I will drive to areas affected by natural disasters and make a meal for anyone who needs one. People who are displaced due to a natural disaster, whether it is from a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire, have their lives turned upside down in a matter of hours. Often, there is no time to prepare.

We have rented a truck and camper and have outfitted it with the equipment we need to prepare and serve breakfast for whoever needs us. We are coordinating with local relief organizations to identify locations where extra hands are needed. With a portable griddle, tents, tables, and chairs, we can set up almost anywhere and whip up eggs, bacon, toast, hash browns and coffee. Our first stop is Van Buren, Missouri, population 700, which suffered floods this Spring and is just beginning to rebuild. We have connected with a relief organization there and will leave Needham on June 17. We have a number of areas where we plan to help across the South.

The motto at my school is “love God, work hard, and take good care of one another.” In a small way, I am trying to live that motto this Summer. Please keep us in your prayers as we head out on our adventure and thanks so much for your help!

Your donations will be used to get us and the food to these disaster sites and provide the meals for those in need. Each meal is around $6 per person.

Will Coyne
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$5,480 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 12 months
Created June 11, 2017
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Andrew Digan
9 months ago

Keep up the great work, Will and Todd!

Tanya Capello
11 months ago

So proud of your philanthropic efforts Will! How special you already understand that giving is really receiving:) We can't wait to hear about your special trip. xoxo

Jack Doherty
11 months ago

Thanks for your efforts to help those in need!

John Morris
11 months ago

Good Luck, Gentlemen!

Peter McLaughlin
11 months ago

Very Impressive, Will, living the Seb's motto - Love God, Work Hard and Take Good Care of one another!!

Aaron Beltrami
11 months ago

I hope that Operation Breakfast is a wild success and proud to donate!

Martha Smith
11 months ago

My nephew, Robert Sanguily told me about you - great work - have a wonderful summer !!!

Robert Sanguily
11 months ago

Nice work men, you are an inspiration to us all.

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