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Feeding the homeless one penny at a time

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - If you think pennies are next to worthless, then think again because one local woman can turn them into meals for the homeless or those in need.

Adriene Davis started Hungry Hearts about 5 months ago and she feeds about 180 to 300 people three times a week. Most of the food she provides comes from donations.

For the month of April, she decided to hold her first penny drive, called "Pennies From the Heart" after realizing just how far one dollar can go.

"We tend to toss our pennies aside," Davis said. "I was always told, even when I was a little child by my grandmother pennies add up to dollars to every penny counts. Donate your pennies and donate a meal."

Davis said it takes at least 200 dollars a day for Hungry Hearts to provide meals and she's hoping to collect enough money to provide meals for at least a week. That would be about 60,000 but she says she will accept other coins or dollars to reach her goal. 

Davis will be taking donations through the end of this month. 

If you'd like to donate pennies you can do so by going to the Salt Cellar, Delaney's Sweet Tooth Confections, or contacting Davis at 580-284-9935.

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