He Found A Great Way To Feed The Homeless With McDonald’s

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Who doesn’t love the McDonald’s Monopoly game? The promotion began running in McDonald’s restaurants across 19 different countries in 1987. For nearly 30 years, during the months the game is running, customers have delighted in peeling off the little Monopoly stickers to see if they won food or other prizes, including the $1,000,000 prize.

Recently, Matt Lawson of Melbourne, Australia, had a great idea inspired by the McDonald’s promotion. He’d won a free McChicken burger and after spotting a homeless man on a street corner, Lawson decided to give him the winning game piece, so the man could have a warm meal. Now Lawson is encouraging others to share in this way.

Matt Lawson recently had a brilliant idea to help the homeless, inspired by the Monopoly-themed McDonald’s promotion.

He suggested giving McDonald’s winning game pieces for free food to the homeless.

A McDonald's burger, a carton of french fries and a milkshake sit arranged for a photograph at a restaurant in London, U.K., on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, plans to increase its number of Russian outlets by 20 percent this year to capitalize on its fastest growing market in Europe. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images


He shared his idea on Facebook which went viral.

A McDonald's Big Mac, their signature sandwich is held up near the golden arches at a McDonalds's August 10, 2015, in Centreville, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)


It was shared 17,500 times with over 36,000 likes.

A packet of french fries sit on a tray in this arranged photograph at a McDonald's restaurant, operated by McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Jan.7, 2015. McDonald's Corp.'s Japan business and Cargill Inc. are investigating complaints objects were found in chicken nuggets made by a Cargill factory in Thailand, the restaurant chainâs second food safety crisis in six months. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images


Others have set up jars in their workplaces and even in their local McDonald’s restaurants for people to drop their tokens in for the homeless.

Some people made negative remarks about the idea of giving “junk food” to the homeless. Fast food may not be the healthiest option, but for the hungry, it’s still a free, hot meal.

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Lawson has inspired thousands with his idea, because it’s a great one. We’re not sure why it took humanity almost 30 years to generate this idea. Anyway, pass it on.