Vice President Biden serves lunch at homeless shelter
By Darryl Fears
In a foray to the side of Washington that tourists and television cameras rarely see, Vice President Biden helped serve lunch Friday to dozens of homeless men at a shelter on the outskirts of downtown Washington.
Biden's surprise visit to the Father McKenna Center of St. Aloysius Church on North Capitol and I streets NW startled some of the 80 men who stood stiffly as the vice president's entourage rushed past the dining area.
Casually dressed in a black baseball cap, black V-neck sweater, khaki trousers, rubber gloves and a worn brown apron, Biden took his place behind a folding table and a tray of fish sticks.
The vice president said he served the men because "you've got to remind yourself that but for the grace of God there goes I. Sometimes you forget that this is real."
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November 13, 2009; 5:07 PM ET
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