About Us

What is Simple Sacrifice

Simple Sacrifice is the reorganization of the Franquelli families' non-profit, Simple Sacrifice for the Homeless. Each Sunday we deliver Love and Lunches to the Hopeful (hungry and homeless) in Baltimore City.

Our History

It started out as a teaching lesson

In April of 1990, Anthony and Angela Franquelli gave their two children the  assignment of finding a way to provide service to the community on Sundays.​ It was Bear (Anthony) who came up with the idea to prepare and deliver lunches to Baltimore City.   

Simple Sacrifice for the homeless was born

Every Sunday, they delivered up to 1,500 lunches to a park on Baltimore Street.  As they grew, Simple Sacrifice was able to increase their services to include a small food bank, helping families in need with rent, and providing clothing.  

Saying Good-bye (for a time)

In June of 1995, the Franquelli's closed the doors of Simple Sacrifice due to the failing health of Angela.


In honor of Angela, Simple Sacrifice was restablished on May 10, 2015- Mother's Day. Today we move forward with the same mission as before: to provide love and lunches.

Simple Sacrifice Today

Mission Statement

Delivering love and lunches to Baltimore City’s homeless and hungry

Vision Statement

Working towards a future free of hunger and homelessness and full of love by providing simple opportunities for people to give and interact with those in need.






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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the lives of Baltimore's homeless and hungry.

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