Pensacola BBQ restaurant hosts "Christmas Community Cookout"
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
For the second year in a row, a Pensacola barbecue restaurant fed hundreds of homeless and needy people before the holidays.
On Saturday, Dec. 23rd Johnson's Barbecue threw a "Christmas Community Cookout", serving reportedly over 400 plates of food.
Everyone who attended was served a delicious BBQ meal, but the event was designed specifically for disadvantaged and homeless people.
"You got someone that shows love to someone, and then they [in] turn show love…and they show love- it’s a rippling effect," said Johnson's Barbecue owner Charles Johnson.
Event organizers say they hope the giveaway creates a culture of giving in the community.
Johnson's Barbecue partnered with Rainbows for Kids and Rent-A-Center for the event.