In Little Rock, Ark., Ashley Ann Jones, like many of us, recently read news stories of long lines at food banks this year of pandemic, and particularly this holiday season. "Story after story about people getting laid off, or furloughed or just lost their company," the 35-year-old said. "I was like, I'm going to buy groceries." At two local Kroger supermarkets, Jones paid for everyone's groceries on Christmas Eve, a community offering that totaled over $28,000. "They'd come up and we'd say your groceries are paid for and they'd be like 'Are you serious? Really?'," store manager Joseph Mayo told the Demorat-Gazette. Jones, who owns a business production company and social media strategy firm, told KLRT-TV that it was "really exciting to be in the position to be able to do that, and I would much rather give the money directly to the community."

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