Buffet On Boylston Feeds Homeless

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Daniel Kontoff, known as 'Dan the Bagel Man,' has been feeding the homeless for years around Boston, and recently he gave his initiative a regular location.

"We ran around the streets of Boston with pastries and water, and then I saw the library and decided...why not do it stationary? It's a lot easier," Kontoff said.

The library Kontoff is referring to is the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street, where he sets up every evening to try to meet the needs of the local homeless community.

"We have a buffet, we have pastries, there's bagels, someone just dropped off a box of apples with us," Kontoff said. "Other people drop off food sometimes."

Previously, he worked with Food Not Bombs, a group of independent collectives that recovers 'food that would have been discarded and share it as a way of protesting war and poverty.' Kontoff then became involved in political activism for a while.

"This is a group that started when Trump got in the White House. I started this group to feed people at protests, because there was no other group doing that," Kontoff said."It's getting worse, poverty is getting worse. There's more people on the streets."

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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