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was the fourth year in a row that Ruby's Kitchen in Toledo passed out free
meals on New Year's Day.
noon until 3 p.m., fried chicken, black eyed peas, rice and cornbread was just
some of the free food available at the restaurant. About 300 people were fed,
whether they were in need or just wanting a meal.
beautiful," said Raymond Sims, who received a meal. "It supports the community,
you know, and the homeless people that need a meal and everything, so it's a
just all started just from my heart," said owner Ruby Butler. "I just wanted to
says she knows some people need a little extra help around the holidays, and
she wanted to provide that.
know that there are so many people that are in need, and I know I have seen
people that have come in here, that have had jobs and that have lost their
jobs, and they are in need and they really don't want people to know that they
are in need," she said. "So I just kind of open it up for everybody – people that
don't want you to know that they are in need and people that are in need."
says she plans to continue the tradition for many years to come.