Oklahoma City Business Leaves Message For Dumpster Diver, Offers Meal

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City restaurant is opening their doors to someone many may turn away.

The owner of P.B. Jams, in Warr Acres, recently noticed someone had been rummaging through the trash, specifically food containers.

She says it broke her heart to know someone was so down on their luck they would be digging through her trash. So, rather than ignore it, she decided to help that person out.

Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams, said, “Last week, I had noticed some bags, when I had taken out the trash, were torn open and some of the food was taken out.”

Ashley simply could not ignore what she saw that day.

“That really, it hurt me that someone had to do that,” she said.

So she put a sign on the dumpster and at the front door, telling whomever was eating from her trash that they’re “a human being, and worth more than a meal from a dumpster.”

The sign goes on to say the person is welcome to come in to the sandwich shop for a meal, free of charge.

Ashley said, “I will not take down that sign until they come in.”

She says she knows pride may keep that person away; however, she is hoping they will take her up on this offer.

She says a free meal is the least she can do for someone who is obviously down on their luck.

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  • Doug Castle

    It’s there fault for being homeless. And if they want to get help they can go t a shelter. But they would have to b e tested for drug’s to stay there. That is why there are always homeless. They choose drug’s over getting help.

    • Elaine Cook

      Oh Mr. Castle. I hope you pray to your God every day that you not find yourself in this same position. Judge not, lest you be judged. You have NO idea about this unfortunate human beings circumstances. Shame on you. There is a better than average chance that this person could be a homeless vet. One that had the guts to fight for your freedom to spout such hate.

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