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This Guy 'Magically' Turns One Item Of Food Into Handfuls For The Homeless

05/05/2014 06:27 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2014

How does he do it?!

Magician and "extremely famous media personality" Rob Anderson was the cause of many dropped jaws in Las Vegas a few months ago, when he made bagfuls of food appear from thin air for the city's homeless.

It was beautiful, but also baffling.

"Do you have any sort of food, anything at all, anybody give anything?" Anderson asks one homeless man in the video on his YouTube channel. The man places a package into Anderson's paper bag. "Hold your hand out for me," Anderson says, shaking the bag and dropping several snack items into the man's outstretched hands.

Every U.S. city could use a few Rob Andersons. In January 2012, more than 630,000 people were homeless in the United States, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What's more, nearly 15 percent of American households were food insecure during the same time, according to the USDA.

Are you or someone you know struggling to fight hunger? Learn more about SNAP on the program's website.

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