Soul food can bring a lot happiness to the those who need it most.
What we know:
- Restaurateur Paulette Johnson closes her restaurant in South Dallas, Texas, every Monday to give the less fortunate hot meals, toiletries and clothes.
- Years before owning the Trucker’s Cafe she grew up in a battered women’s shelter where she learned how to cook. The experience made her sympathetic to others’ plight.
- The cafe fills up quickly when she opens her doors Mondays at noon. Everyone is given a number so they can receive a hot plate of Southern cuisine — no matter how packed the dining area may become, no one is turned away.
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