GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Feed My Sheep in Gulfport recognized some special donors Friday. The soup kitchen is supported by the money and volunteerism of many in the community. Friday's awards were given to business owners who contribute food items on a daily basis.
The grocery stores, pizza places, bakeries and doughnut shops donate food they may not be able to sell, but is still good to eat. That food is a blessing in helping feed the hungry.
"If it were not for the willingness of the owners of these businesses to work with us, we would be spending a lot more money for food than we presently are," said Ted Hearn, a board member at Feed My Sheep.
Feed My Sheep serves 15,000 meals a month at its soup kitchen on 19th Street.