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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide homeless individuals with high quality meals and other essential life sustaining support in the Salt Lake City community. Our homemade meals are prepared with care, delivered weekly by those who have made it their goal to show kindness to all. We seek to improve the quality of life and restore the dignity of those we serve by giving them what every human deserves: love and kindness.

Be a Little Too Kind is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; EIN/Tax ID number: 88-3067513.  All donations are Tax deductible. Receipts available upon request.

Image by Jonathan Kho Ming Jun

“I have wept in the night
At my shortness of sight
That to others' needs made me blind,
But I never have yet
Had a twinge of regret
For being a little too kind.”

-C.R. Gibson

Our Story

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Be a Little Too Kind started after it's founder, Jessica Lowe, attended culinary school in Salt Lake City in September of 2021. She was made aware of how extreme the homeless problem was in the downtown area and decided to use her love of cooking and baking to serve quality meals to those in need. What started out as a simple gesture of kindness by one person, grew into an entire operation of friends and family donating their time and money to be a part of the work. Today, she visits with and feeds those in need (which she calls her Homies) on a weekly basis providing them with a hot homemade meal, a sack lunch for later and plenty of water. She is currently feeding about 120 Homies every Thursday and looks forward to being able to serve more Homies with the help of willing donors.

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What does Be a Little Too Kind look like in action?

The whole operation involves many players and begins every Monday when Jessica checks her signup sheets to see who has signed up to donate the homemade treat and sack lunch items (sandwiches, chips, juice, water and the treat) and then texts those people as a reminder. She will also plan out the hot homemade meal for that week and make the grocery list of all the items needed.


Tuesday. Shopping Day.

Jessica makes sure to grab all necessary items for the homemade meal and/or any extra items needed for the sack lunch depending on how much her donor for that week is preparing.


Wednesday. cooking Day.

This entire day is set aside for Jessica to prep all food and cook it to a point where it will be ready for packaging the next day. Most sign-up sheet volunteers also drop off their prepared items on this day as well. Jessica cooks from the time she wakes up until bedtime and this would probably be considered the busiest day.


Thursday MORNING. Pack it up!

As soon as she wakes up, Jessica begins warming up all the food she cooked the day before and prepares any additional food that she needs. With the help of her kids, an assembly line is formed to make all the sack lunches. All of the items donated are piled up in baskets on her kitchen table to make the process go smooth and nothing is left out. Double bagged grocery bags are then used to hold all of the sack lunch items which include: water, juice, a fresh fruit or vegetable, a sandwich, chips, a homemade treat and a plastic utensil for the homemade meal. The homemade meal is individually packaged and stored in a giant cooler (to keep it warm) and then added to each lunch sack as they are handed out. Everything is then loaded into Jessica’s truck, including extra water and anything else that may have been donated (hygiene items, blankets, pillows, clothing etc.).


Then the fun begins, DELIVERY!

Jessica delivers the food at a location in South Salt Lake City  where she passes out the bags of food, gives hugs, and catches up with her Homies. Jessica usually spends about 3 hours downtown until she is completely out of food. She is very well known amongst the homeless/indigent community and they are always so excited to see her when she pulls up. Thursday drop-offs are Jessica’s favorite day. She is always so excited to spend time with her 801 Homies and hear about their week. She considers each and every one of them as part of her extended family.

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The need is so great  and never ending.

No matter how much food has been prepared, she always runs completely out and there are ALWAYS more to feed. Be a Little Too Kind is currently feeding around 120 Homies every Thursday. With your help, we can continue to keep raising those numbers and bring love, hand delivered, to more and more Homies. To request the sign-up sheet to be shared with you or your organization or to find out ALL of the ways you can donate or volunteer, just email us! We are excited to have you be a part of this organization!

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