A volunteer group is using free food to break down misconceptions about the homeless in Taipei.
The News Lens
By: Monica Mizzi
Home, they say, is where the heart is. But for those without a roof over their head,
home is where you can best make ends meet. For a great many of Taipei’s homeless, that place is Taipei Main Station and its surroundings.
Renowned as Taipei’s largest transportation hub, the station serves a secondary purpose – a place for many of the city’s homeless to get some respite.
Prohibited from sleeping within the station, the homeless have no choice but to set up directly outside. Amid the winter chill, individuals and families huddle in spaces no larger than the deconstructed boxes which form both their floor and bed, making do with what the few belongings they can call their own. [FULL STORY]