Many of us have had a “Big Mama” in our lives — someone who helps out in the neighborhood. This angel was born with a spirit and heart to help those that can’t have and others who are down on their luck.
Local ten news covered this great story, and we wanted to share it with you during this holiday season:
“Big Mama” is on a mission to feed the needy in South Florida this Thanksgiving.
The Food for the Poor office in Coconut Creek was one of her many stops Wednesday, arriving in a charter bus filled with donated food.
Essie “Big Mama” Reed serves more than 30,000 people in South Florida with the help of donors.
“The heart is big,” she told Local 10 News.
Food for the Poor has been on Reed’s route for the past six years. This year, Food for the Poor President and CEO Robin Mahfood presented her Team of Life organization with a check for $4,000 to purchase turkeys and other food to help those who need it.
“So God is bringing people in my life that knows what it is not to have,” she said.
“Big Mama” was scheduled to serve residents at the Gulfstream Apartments in Dania Beach at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. She will pick up more donations Thursday before serving an estimated 3,000 people Friday at Central Broward Regional Park.
Big Mama has been doing this for a while now, and she looks to keep on doing it. These donations from businesses in the area show they care about her dream and her sacrifices, and they want to be a part of her giving back to the community.
Check out the video report here:
The donations didn’t stop there. Big Mama also got a check for $5,000 from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Watch the video report here:
Anyone wishing to donate may do so by contacting Team of Life at 754-422-2695 or visiting BigMamaHelp.com.
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