I’ve started picking up garbage at “The Field,” a big, disorganized encampment downtown (at Airport Way S & S Royal Brougham Way). The Field is unofficial, a place where people landed after the City closed down “The Jungle.” It’s what’s known as a “low-barrier” encampment, meaning that the people who live there may be doing drugs, or may have profound mental illness or other serious problems. They are not always capable of taking care of themselves or others, and one result is that trash accumulates in piles within the camp.
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This is a baked loaf with beef, rice, vegetables, cheese, and egg. It’s like a meat-loaf, but (dare I say it?) better! One of the campers at #TheField said: “This is the best food I’ve had since I’ve been here, and I’ve been to a bunch of restaurants!” A guy living at Camp United We Stand said: “It’s great! I love it! But what is it?”
Nothing warms a cook’s heart like praise for the food! And the fact that it is a mysterious original recipe – custom made for delivery to folks living outside – just adds to my satisfaction.