Fat Bottom BBQ Hosts 7th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Hundreds of people filed into the Biloxi restaurant, where they feasted on a traditional holiday meal that included dessert and a drink.

Family for a day – That’s the message behind the 7th annual Fat Bottom BBQ Thanksgiving meal giveaway. Hundreds of people filed into the Biloxi restaurant, where they feasted on a traditional holiday meal that included dessert and a drink.
The meal was free to everyone who walked through the doors, but the company was priceless.
After taking a year off due to damage from Hurricane Zeta, employees and volunteers were eager to serve the community again.
Owner Joyce Wintzell and her husband Henry started the tradition to make sure everyone has a place that feels like home and a great thanksgiving meal.
After Henry passed away, joyce continued the tradition and says there’s no where else she would rather be on Thanksgiving.

“After three years that he has been gone, this was his dream, to have a restaurant on the beach side and do these thanksgiving meals. So the first year a lot of people asked me if I was going to continue to do this and I said I have to continue to do this. It fulfills my husband’s dream and now it has become our dream,” says Joyce.

Donations and tips from the event are used to buy Christmas presents for children in need in the community.