'Are you serious?' Arkansas woman surprised shoppers after spending nearly $30,000 on their groceries
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An Arkansas woman helped spread the joy of vacation by paying for people's groceries in two supermarkets, according to local news reports.
Ashley Ann Jones bought $ 28,000 worth of groceries for people at two Kroger locations in Arkansas, according to KARK-TV.
According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jones made the shopping after watching the news and seeing people standing in long lines at food banks.
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An Arkansas woman bought thousands of dollars' worth of groceries for fellow community members at local supermarkets before the vacation.
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As KARK-TV reported, Ashley Ann Jones, a business owner, spent $ 28,000 at two Arkansas Kroger grocery stores earlier this week to give back to her community after seeing excessive food bank queues in news banks amid COVID-19 had seen pandemic that has financially affected American families as many have lost their jobs and incomes.
"I thought I was going to buy groceries," Jones told the news network.
A manager at one of the Kroger locations she visited, Joseph Mayo, said Jones' efforts were "a great Christmas present" for those she helped out at the grocery store, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Buyers would "come and we would say," Your groceries are paid for, "and they would say," Are you serious? For real? "Mayo told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
According to the report, the 35-year-old, who also owns a social media strategy firm, regularly returns money to the community and was able to give away $ 35,000 to her followers this year to help them pay their bills.
"Do what you can where you are," Jones said on KARK-TV.
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