Baton Rouge women feeding the homeless during the Covid-19 crisis

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In the midst of a pandemic, two Baton Rouge women are ensuring the homeless population is fed.

“We’ve done spaghetti, we’ve done red beans, we’ve done chicken and rice. You know a hot meal for the people because they need more than sandwiches.”

In a time when people are isolated and social distancing. Ashley Rankins said, she’s hitting the streets to do what she feels is right.

“In order for these people to have another hot meal, I’ll do what I need to do” said Rankins.

Josephine Jackson said, since the Coronavirus outbreak, people who usually feed the homeless have stopped. But, she’s thankful for those that chose to continue.

“I think God that these people took their time to come out here. They could’ve been doing something else with their family” said Jackson.

She said, the kind gesture goes a long way and for the homeless population, it means the world.

“There could be somebody else who might just need this hot meal tonight who didn’t have no money, or nothing to eat.”

Thursday, a total of 72 meals were given out. Rankins says, her mission is simple, help our neighbors.

“Don’t leave people behind because that’s what’s being told to you. You make sure that if you’re willing and able to help that you help the people that needs it most.”

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