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Memphis seminary student Tommy Clark is feeding the homeless through a mission he founded: The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry. Memphis seminary student Tommy Clark is feeding the homeless through a mission he founded: The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.
Once a week, riders gather to make dozens of burritos.  They stock backpacks and bike trailers with warm burritos, water, hand warmers and clothing items. Once a week, riders gather to make dozens of burritos. They stock backpacks and bike trailers with warm burritos, water, hand warmers and clothing items.
After a group prayer, they hit the road from Midtown to downtown in search of the hungry. After a group prayer, they hit the road from Midtown to downtown in search of the hungry.
Clark says this mission is about more than a meal: it's about building relationships. Clark says this mission is about more than a meal: it's about building relationships.
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(WMC-TV) – Dinner with friends starts every Wednesday night at Tommy Clark's house. But it doesn't end there.

Clark, a Memphis theological seminary student, is feeding the homeless through a mission he founded: The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry or UBFM.

Last year Clark set out on his bike alone handing out burritos to the homeless.

"I know that what we're doing we're not going to change the world, we're not going to end homelessness," Clark stated. "Since the response was so great, I was so excited I came back and told my friends about it and they said we want to do this too."

Now, once a week riders gather to make dozens of burritos. They stock backpacks and bike trailers with warm burritos, water, hand warmers and clothing items.

After a group prayer, they hit the road from Midtown to downtown in search of the hungry.

"We started the first week of August, and we've gone every week since then. Rain or shine, sleet or snow. We have gone every Wednesday," Clark said.

Clark is in the process of making the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry an official non-profit organization. As intimate as this mission is, he'd like to expand because he says it's about more than a meal. It's about building relationships.

"It gives us an opportunity to meet with these people we call our friends and we tell them hey, I've been thinking about you and I just want you to know I care about you," said Clark.

Click here to visit the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry website.

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