Family Invites 200 Homeless People to Dinner After Wedding is Canceled

Family Invites 200 Homeless People to Dinner After Wedding is Canceled

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dinner reception donated to homeless-JonathanPhillipsWhat do you do when a wedding you’ve planned for months is suddenly cancelled? The Fowler Family of Atlanta didn’t let the four course meal and reception venue go to waste. They invited 200 of the city’s destitute to join them.

“Hosea Feed the Hungry” charity arranged for the homeless adults and families to dine with Carol and Willie Fowler and their daughter on Sunday at the posh wedding venue, Villa Christina.

The former bride-to-be Tamara Fowler enjoyed the evening and was delighted to see that others had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful meal.

(READ the story from the NY Daily NewsLISTEN to an interview at WBUR)

Thanks to Allison Conner Whitten for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!
Photo credit: Jonathan Phillips, Capture Life Through the Lens


  1. A very nice solution! I used to work for one of the top catering companies in Denver. For one corporate event, we had made up about 200 quality boxed lunches: they included French Dip roast beef sandwiches (I used an au jus & cracked black pepper dry rub on the meat), a small salad, condiments and cookies. However, only about 60 people showed up for the event, so our crew brought the rest back and we donated them to the Samaritan House homeless shelter downtown. It felt really good to know that many people enjoyed a delicious meal!