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Back Bay Mission;Hard Rock Casino fight hunger and homelessness

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Dozens of people from different walks of life sat together preparing to receive a hot meal, a meal some take for granted every day.

During this National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, the Back Bay Mission and Hard Rock Casino hope to touch the lives of these men, women and children even if it's just for a day.

Back Bay Mission volunteers say on any given night more than 600 people go homeless or hungry, so they wanted to break bread with them at the Micah Day Center during the 7th Annual Homeless and Hunger Day Meal.

The meal was provided by the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. Some of the Hard Rock's employees have been volunteering their time with this charitable event for six years now. Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations Joe Farruggio said anyone can use a helping hand.

"Sometimes people need help, these people, some of them are American Veterans that have worked all their life and just lost their job and they have nobody else to turn to," says Farruggio.

Volunteers with the organization say although there's an attached stigma to the state of homelessness and hunger, they keep their doors open to anyone who falls short.

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