Servas members Courtney Dillard and Matt Webber will spend their honeymoon in true Servas spirit by taking strangers out to breakfast across America. Shortly after they walk down the aisle in July, they will hit the open road on their hopeful journey from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. Matt and Courtney decided to take this trip in part to challenge the negative narratives of ‘stranger danger’ and a divided America. As Courtney relays “Our several years as Servas travelers and hosts have shown us how wonderful strangers who become friends are and how much richer life is when you are open to others.”
The couple will seek out strangers along the road in all kinds of ways including bulletin boards, word of mouth, social media, and pure chance. When they return home they plan to compile their stories into a book: Breakfast with Strangers: 50 Meals across America. 10% of the proceeds will go to Servas.
If you are able to support their project through Kickstarter, please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1406680384/breakfast-with-strangers-50-meals-across-america The couple has about a week left to meet their funding goal. If you would like to connect with them on their journey, they can be reached at: (304) 50-MEALS.