Alexi Devilliers was born in the United States to Cuban-immigrant parents. Growing up in Florida, Alexi remembers that, even though his mother had to stretch every dollar, they always had more than enough homecooked, flavorful food to go around. According to Alexi, "you could taste the love that went into making it." As an adult, Alexi learned to cook the same homemade comfort meals that his mother used to. He began giving leftovers to his neighbors, and eventually realized that he could use his cooking to help those in even greater need.
Now, Alexi and his wife cook anywhere from 100-150 hot meals a week. They package them and then head off to parks to feed the homeless population in Phoenix. They've also partnered with the shelter Just-A-Center, which focuses on feeding those in need that are ages 55 and over. The empty cans that result from creating all these meals then are incorporated into new sculptures by Alexi.