The only thing more American than pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving may be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for 9-year-old Tommy Edwards.
“Six years ago, my mom and I went out with about 10 or 15 lunches,” Tommy told FOX40.
That Thanksgiving tradition has grown to 250 meals distributed to the homeless in downtown Sacramento – a project now known as the “PB and J Brigade for the Homeless”.
“There’s been a few years where I have been tired and had other things going on, but he’s the one each year that says we need to get out and feed the homeless,” says Tommy’s mom, Kristina Edwards.
The lunches now include cookies, water and even pet food after Tommy noticed many of Sacramento’s homeless had dogs.
While some people are thankful for family, friends and food – Tommy’s mom is thankful for this.
“I’m very thankful for his heart and it’s not just Thanksgiving, he has an amazing heart every day.”