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KGUN9: Hard-hearted thieves steal food for homeless teens
Tucson: How cold blooded is this? Thieves stole a stockpile of food meant for homeless teenagers who were doing their best to stay in school and get ahead.
You may not be aware of the problems of homeless teens but Youth on Their Own is. The organization helps them get ahead in school and get ahead in life despite all their challenges. Part of that help comes in the form of food but someone was so cold blooded they took the food supplies that could have held the kids for months.
The empty shelves in a storage container held food, help and hope for teens scraping by without a home.
Youth On Their Own CEO Nicola Hartmann says “It’s so sad. We think, OK, maybe someone’s hungry and they will take a little bit of cereal or something, but to come in here, they took totes full of food. It’s just very saddening, really.”