Helping Hands

A small business man with a big heart is making this Christmas brighter for families in need. From grits and eggs to meat and potatoes, everyone walks away with something.

Much like a grocery store, the couple hundred people are loading up on all the necessities. The only difference is these items are free, and the customers are in need.

"I've been wanted to do something on my own, on a grand scale, so this is my shot for my first year," said Hinton Battle, CEO of Battle One Enterprise.

The former FSU athlete gathered company workers and friends to feed more than 100 families Saturday, families like Mammie McClenney and her two sons. All three have been living out of their car or on the streets.

"Thank you, thank God," said Mammie McClenney. "He works in mysterious ways."

"It's beautiful, something we should consider doing year after year," said Henry Edwards.

It's not a bad wish, one which may come true. Battle says he'd like to continue doing the holiday food drive and perhaps add another in fall. As long as there's a need, he says Battle One Enterprise is their to help.

More than 200 people turned out for the event. About half were volunteers; the others were Tallahassee families in need.


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