Oklahoma restaurant offers free meal to dumpster diver: How restaurants help the hungry

When Ashley Jiron, owner of the Warr Acres, Okla.-based restaurant P.B. Jams, noticed that someone had been going through the restaurant’s dumpsters looking for food, she decided to offer the stranger a meal. P.B. Jams is one of many restaurants around the world that have extended a helping hand to the hungry.

Jiron posted a sign on the dumpster as well as the restaurant door offering the person a free peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fresh vegetables, and a glass of water, no questions asked, because they are “a human being, and worth more than a meal from a dumpster.”

“I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it,” Jiron told KFOR News. READ MORE.