BUDAPEST (Reuters) – On a chilly evening before Christmas, more than a dozen cyclists emerge from the basement of an old apartment building in Budapest with backpacks full of sandwiches to feed the homeless.
They are the Budapest Bike Maffia, a voluntary organization that brings together people who love cycling and want to help those in need.
“It is not only good to give, but it’s our obligation. It simply gives a positive experience when we can help someone,” said Zoltan Havasi, 43, who gave up his job as a graphic designer when he founded the Bike Maffia 8 years ago.
They have around 150 volunteers in Budapest and dozens more in other Hungarian cities.
“The Budapest Bike Maffia team are great … and people are so open to those who want to join that this has created a true community,” Havasi said.
On Tuesday, riding through Budapest streets decorated with Christmas lights, they distributed 4,000 meals to those in need.
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