Black Women in Business feed homeless Saturday

By Thaddeus Imerman | Killeen Daily Herald

Theresa Williams, a 7-Eleven franchisee, prepares toast prior to a feed the homeless event at the Moss Rose Community Center in Kileen on Saturday

Saturday Morning at the Moss Rose Community Center, about 50 to 75 homeless residents were provided breakfast and a bagged lunch saturday morning at the Moss Rose Community Center.

Theresa Williams, a 7-Eleven franchisee and memeber of Black Women in Business, organized the event. She and her husband supplied most of the food. The rest was donated by other 7-Eleven franchisees.

"They told us to go for about 30 people, but if more people don't show up, we're planning to feed maybe 50-75," Williams said. "We're going to get some to-go plates and actually go out on the street and find people and give them the same opportunity."

Memebers of Black Women in Business and other 7-Eleven franchisees also donated clothing items for the homeless people.

Williams and the others organized the event a couple of weeks ago in response to the closed homeless shelter Killeen, where a tent city has formed.

"We were talking about kind of doing this more frequently until they come up with a solution on what they’re going to do with them out there (at tent city),” Williams said.

Tony Hobbs, 68, was grateful for Williams and the support she gave to the homeless.

He said there is a common misconception that the homeless will take assistance for granted and get involved with drugs and alcohol.

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