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Posted: April 13, 2015

Restaurant owner leaves message for 'dumpster diver'

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A restaurant owner in Oklahoma is going above and beyond to help someone apparently in need of a meal.

According to KFOR, the owner of P.B. Jams recently noticed someone had been going through their trash, specifically food containers.

The woman says it broke her heart to know someone was “dumpster diving.” So instead of ignoring it, Ashley Jiron told KFOR she decided to do something about it.

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“It hurt me that someone had to do that,” she told KFOR.

So Ashley put a sign outside her restaurant offering a free meal to whomever was eating food from the dumpster.

The sign read:

“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during business hours for a classic Pb&j, fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked. – your friend, the owner.”

Jiron told KFOR that no one has come in yet, and she’s not taking the sign down until the person takes her up on her offer.

Jiron told KFOR that a free meal is the least she can do for someone who is obviously down on their luck.

“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,” she said.

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