- Posted April 11, 2010 by
New Haven, Connecticut
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Weekend assignment: How far can $10 go?
More than two $5 Dollar Foot-longs
The first thing that came to my mind when spending my $10 was - two $5 Foot-longs. The idea must have come from those catchy Subway commercials or the fact that I think about food all the time.
So, I bought two 12” meatball marinara sandwiches at Subway and spent $10.30. I mean, that’s a great deal and a whole day worth of food for me.
But I felt like I could stretch my $10 even further by giving the sandwiches away to someone who needed them more than I. So, I went on the hunt in my hometown for a couple people who would appreciate a free meal. And, it wasn’t too long before I found the perfect candidates.
“Papa Joe”, because that’s what they call him in town (pictured on the left) was walking the streets of New Haven since the morning when I found him resting on a parking lot. He was the most charming old man I have met in a long time. We chatted for a bit and he was more than happy to pose for a photo as he held his foot-long.
A while later, as I walked by the Salvation Army building I noticed a man unloading a full truck of home goods. As it turns out, he donated his clothing, furniture, and other household goods to those who need them. The man, whose name I didn’t get (pictured on the right) got the second foot-long as I felt he deserved it for his kind heart.
So, to sum it up: My $10 got me two $5 Subway Foot-longs and the gratification of helping those in need.