Caleb Truax Serves Meals to Homeless
Osseo native and boxer Caleb Truax served up meals to homeless at House of Charity in Minneapolis as a way to shine a light on the homeless population. Truax and the person who operates the nonprofit both knew each other in Maple Grove and say homelessness is a suburban issue too.
Caleb Truax threw his best punch at a growing crisis.
On Tuesday, the renowned Osseo boxer showed up at the House of Charity in Minneapolis to aid the homeless.
“It’s actually a bigger problem than I realized it was,” Truax said.
Truax served meals to people who are going through tough times.
“I’m humbled and honored to be in a position to help people out,” Truax said.
Truax tried to lift their spirits and encouraged them to keep “powering on” – even while dealing with serious adversity.
“I’ve kind of tried to drive that home today,” Truax said. “You might be down now but you might turn a corner and things might be positive in the future.”
Suburban problem too
Deborah Moses runs the House of Charity and has a special bond with Truax.
“I know Caleb,” Truax said. “We lived in Maple Grove in the Boundary Creek Area close to Osseo.”
Moses and Truax both know that the homeless epidemic extends beyond the inner city. It’s a suburban problem too. Moses says people tend to “couch surf” in the suburbs by sleeping on the couches of friends or family members.
“We need to talk about it more,” Moses said. “So we can get rid of the stigma and shame and allow people to get the services they need rather than shy away from it because they don’t want to be labeled.”
Truax was never homeless growing up, but he says his family did struggle.
“I grew up pretty modest and had to spend my fair share of time at a food shelf and stuff like that getting help with a single mom,” Truax said. “She was taking care of myself and my sister and brother.”
Truax is going to shed his nice guy image on April 13th. That’s when he takes on Peter Quillan in a super middle weight fight at the Armory in Minneapolis.