For two years, Frederick Callison has been homeless. And for two years, he's been handing out his résumé on the streets of Sacramento.
The 52-year-old is a former line cook, and his unorthodox way of handling his homelessness includes carrying around his food handlers certificate, Social Security card, and identification, according to KLFY 10 News. Callison, who declined to be interviewed when reached by A Plus, has made waves on Facebook, too.
"I am handing off my presentation of myself of what I'm trying to achieve and what I'm trying to do. Because I don't want to be out here," Callison told KLFY 10 News.
California is no stranger to homelessness. The state has 116,000 homeless men, women, and children, and in January state senators proposed a $2 billion budget to build homes for them.
"The problem is getting worse everywhere," former Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told the Los Angeles Times. "At the same time, we know what works."
Michael Marteen, a Sacramento native who posted Callison's story on Facebook, said he was most impressed by his decision to ask for food and work instead of just change.
"He's not at downtown stomping on steps trying to get some help. He's out here trying to work for it," Marteen told KLFY 10 News.
Hopefully, Callison's story of work ethic and drive will inspire others who may be in his shoes to keep pushing forward in search of a better life. TODAY.com reports he may already be getting some offers.