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Local restaurants with the help of kids pass out lunch to the homeless

WJTV Staff Published: November 23, 2015, 7:44 pm Updated: November 24, 2015, 7:52 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) –

If you were out and about in downtown Jackson on Monday you may have noticed a group of kids carrying brown bagged lunches.

But they weren’t heading to school…these children were helping one man’s mission to feed the homeless.

“I’ve been on Ellis Avenue for the past 13 years. Each year we either do bike drives or turkey drives. So this year we decided to do sack lunches, just go where it’s needed,” John Tierre, Owner of Norma Ruth’s, said.

“I think it’s important for more businesses to be socially responsible and get involved with the community it’s up to us to rebuild the community and restore it,” Tierre said.

“We are going by Poindexter Park and by Stewpot and the shelters on Gallatin,” Tierre said. "It’s also to raise the bar and encourage other businesses to do the same."

Nearly half a dozen employees and their kids were out with Tierre today feeding the homeless. They made stops in Poindexter Park, Stewpot and other parks on Gallatin Street and Capitol.