By Robbie Owens

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – You’ve probably heard of “Rock the Vote.” Well, Linnyette Richardson-Hall of Plano can do you one better — because she’s got snacks.

“‘Snack the Vote’ is a little brain child that I had,” she explained while handing out bagged treats at the American Airlines Center, a mega polling location in Dallas County. “I’m originally from Baltimore, and I did something similar when they had the Freddie Gray riots. I went down to ground zero, fed the protestors, fed the first responders because to me the common denominator for a good conversation is always food.”

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So it makes sense to bring her deceptively simple, but powerful act of service, to Election Day 2020.

“I figured why not?” she explained while showing off her snack-filled wagon. “It doesn’t matter if you’re red or blue, you can have something to eat, because hunger knows no color at all.”

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And she’s finding that some pretzels, crackers and cookies can also help strangers push past first impressions: opinions that too often colored by color.

“It was interesting because there was a phalanx of them (voters who did not look like Richardson-Hall). I went up to them and said ‘hey, would you like a snack?’ And I could tell that it took them off guard. A black woman, coming up to give you food. And immediately it started a great conversation… not about politics; but, just about us as people,” she said.

Her kindness begs the question: aren’t we all hungry for something?

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“Look at the smaller picture, rather than the big one,” suggested Richardson-Hall. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”