I was once homeless. I found myself making poor choices and decisions early in life and that landed me homeless.
I went looking for employment place to place and was turned down several times. Just before I was getting ready to give up and go back to my old ways I thought I would try one more restaurant and I told that gentleman my story.
HE BELIEVED IN ME AND GAVE ME A CHANCE.
MY LIFE CHANGED RIGHT THERE.
I made a promise to myself that if I ever got the opportunity to be that hope for someone else I would do it.
I opened up Chef D's Rock Power Pizza on January 1st 2014. And now I am keeping that promise by feeding the homeless for free every Monday from 5pm to 8pm or until everyone is fed and encouraged.
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Ellen surprises Des Moines man with big check
Chef D — aka Derrick Walton — a Des Moines man who was once homeless, proved that what goes around comes around in a big way — an Ellen DeGeneres-big way. In a $10,000 donation.