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article imageGeorgia couple donates wedding dinner to homeless

By Mike White     Sep 24, 2013 in Lifestyle
Atlanta - The food from a wedding dinner was donated to the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, after a couple's wedding was cancelled. Willie and Carol Fowler had planned a lavish reception planned for Tamara, their daughter, before the cancellation.
According to Fox News, the Fowlers decided the four-course meal shouldn't go to waste. They called a local charity and offered to give the food away.
Reportedly, those in charge at the charity, Hosea Feed the Hungry, did not believe the offer was legitimate at first. Once the situation was explained, plans to give the food away proceeded. A total of 200 homeless families, including children, met at the Villa Christina restaurant to enjoy the meal.
"The passed hors d'oeuvres were very interesting, because the children were wondering, 'could we take the whole tray, or do we just take one off the tray?'" Elizabeth Omilami, the head of the charity, told WBUR radio. She said those who ate the food found the experience educational, because they now know the proper way to eat a four-course meal and the correct etiquette involved.
Carol Fowler said her daughter is handling the fact the wedding did not go through well and was happy so many people could be fed.
"My husband actually prayed about it," cancelling the wedding reception, Carol Fowler told the Today Show. "The next morning when he woke, I was in the process of cancelling the venue ...and he said, 'No we're going to call Hosea Feed the Hungry.'"
Although neither of the Fowlers had worked with the charity before, both were aware of it because Tamara, and the Fowlers' son had been volunteers for it before.
Omilami had a bus transport the homeless from various shelters to the restaurant for the meal. The meal included hors d'oeuvres of beef tenderloin kabob, coconut shrimp, salmon, chicken and mac' n cheese shooters.
The children were also greeted by a juggler, magician and a clown. They also received chicken fingers, French fries and fresh fruit.
According to usatoday.com Carol Fowler and her family hope the meal come become an annual event, if her family can find sponsors.
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