After her fiancé called off their wedding just days before they were meant to walk down the aisle, the would-be bride chose to donate all the food from the cancelled nuptials to feed the homeless in Sacramento, California.
The bride, 27-year-old Quinn Duane, was reportedly informed by her would-be husband via telephone that their wedding wouldn’t take place. Together with her parents, Quinn then decided that she would put her wedding’s $35,000 price tag to good use.
On Saturday, September 17, the Duanes hosted a grand banquet in Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel, inviting the city’s homeless to eat as much as they wanted. One man, Rashad Abdullah, who brought his wife and five children, expressed his deep gratitude to KCRA, an NBC affiliate.
“When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out to do something different and with your family, it was really a blessing,” Abdullah said.
“To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” Abdullah’s wife said.
After the banquet, the bride and her mother left for Belize on what would have been the couple’s honeymoon.