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KARK & Chick-fil-A Pays it 4ward to 88-year-old Serving Hungry of Central Arkansas

Wilbur Gentry isn't your typical retiree.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Wilbur Gentry isn't your typical retiree. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, the 88 year-old makes his rounds to the grocery store. It's a routine he's had for 25 years, but he's not shopping for himself.

"As a kid, I had a hard time. I needed a lot of help. It's time for me to pay back."

Gentry fills his pick-up truck with shopping carts full of produce, bread and meat, food that would otherwise be thrown away. It's a family affair too. His wife and daughter sometimes help with the deliveries.

"He does on holidays, he does it in the snow. He feels like they need it more then," family friend Ramona Geurin tells KARK.

They are the 100 families a day served at The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock.

"They say we're one of the best in the city because we're blessed with the volunteers that bring us all the food and do all the work," says Executive Direction Gayle Priddy

KARK surprised Gentry during one of his weekly stops at Kroger with $300 worth gas cards for his pick-up truck

"I'm surprised. Thank you very much," says Gentry.

 A man with a shopping cart and no plans of scaling back deliveries anytime soon.

"I got 12 more years to go. I'm 88, so I’ll be 100, then I’m going to retire and go work at Helping Hands."

If you know an Arkansan who is going above and beyond to help their neighbors, KARK wants to hear from you.

Click here to submit your nomination.
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