Milwaukee bar/grill gives free Thanksgiving meal

Posted at 10:37 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 23:37:31-05

MILWAUKEE -- On the eve of Thanksgiving, when many are preparing to share memories and food with family, a group of young men and women are making sure some families less fortunate don't go without a meal this holiday.

"Its all about helping people especially with all the violence we wanted to make sure people see the positive instead of the negative."

Mango's tropical bar and grill owner Frank Sandino and his partner Greg Kieckbauch opened their south side restaurant tonight to provide a free Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. It didn't take long to find out what was a hit with the kids.

"I only ate pumpkin pie."

Organizer Hank McGowan say tonight's gathering though, wasn't all about the food.

"Its about the fellowship, come together, and get to talking about the good things in our family."

Jacob Latimore stopped by to bring coats and non perishable food items for those in need. The singer/actor lives in Atlanta now, but Milwaukee is home.

"This is were I started. I know how it is, I know how it can be so with my success on the film and music side and show that I still care where I am from."

Some who came out say this was also a time to reflect on all that they were thankful for on this thanksgiving holiday weekend.