‘Paying it forward’: Kissimmee restaurant gives out Thanksgiving resources to those in need

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A new Kissimmee restaurant, Pa’l Callejon, is gearing up for Thanksgiving by helping those in need.


They are giving out Thanksgiving meals, blankets, clothes and backpacks full of necessities to homeless people in the area.

An on-site doctor will also be available to help those who need medical attention.

Up to 200 people so far have been brought to Pa’l Callejon to receive help.

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The owner of the restaurant, Igor Paez, said he wanted to do as much as he could to give back to others this holiday season.

“I just want to do something special for these guys in the street,” he said. “They don’t have no family, so I want them to make them feel comfortable one day of the year.”

This is the first time that Pa’l Callejon has ever held this event.

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However, Paez said he hopes to continue this tradition in the future with more community partners involved.

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