Bodega owner hits the streets to deliver groceries to people in need

A local bodega owner, who gave out free food to people who could answer a simple math question during the COVID-19 outbreak, is now taking things a step further to help people in need during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2020, 9:44 PM

Updated 1,475 days ago

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A local bodega owner, who gave out free food to people who could answer a simple math question during the COVID-19 outbreak, is now taking things a step further to help people in need during the pandemic.
Ahmed Alwan’s math challenge went viral on TikTok, and now he's hitting the streets with a friend to deliver groceries to those who have fallen on hard times because of the pandemic.
"We just go up to these strangers’ houses and surprise them with a care package every week,” he says.
The pair is working with Smile for Charity, an organization dedicated to eliminating poverty.
The volunteers say each care package contains a week's supply of things like pasta, rice, beans and toilet paper.

The Bronx public school teacher and the bodega owner say they are a little nervous about being out, but they're determined and not alone. They say a host of volunteers are delivering a few hundred care packages across the city.

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