GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The freezing rain wasn't enough to stop Papa John's from feeding those in need. The pizza restaurant delivered free pies to several organizations across the Coast as the temperatures fell.
One of the organizations benefiting from the generosity was the Sister Strengthening Sister Homeless Shelter for Women and Children in Gulfport.
Papa John's manager Josh Green said he knew people could be shut in for several days due to the freeze and didn't want them to go hungry.
"It's a service to the community. I mean, these people deserve to eat just like anybody else, and we're in a position to give that to them, and that's what we're trying to do," said Green.
Debra Fox, director of the shelter, said that she was grateful to Papa John's for the donation.
"He came by to bless the shelter with something to eat and we're so glad about it," said Fox.
Sister Strengthening Sister wasn't the only organization that received the pizza donations. Green made sure his company stayed open long enough to deliver pizzas to police and fire departments, the Salvation Army, several churches and other homeless shelters.
After that, the pizza place shut its doors due to the weather.