Friend pays it 4ward to man who works tirelessly at food pantry

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EDMOND, Okla. -- Ask 75-year-old Paul Pederson, and he'll tell you -- there is no expiration date on giving.

Seven days a week, Paul volunteers at the Project 66 Food Pantry in Edmond.  He helps pick up, stock, and distribute groceries to 400 families a month.  And he personally prays for each one.

"I see all these people who come through here. They need help. And that touches my heart," Paul said.

"I've tried to get him to slow down and take a break, but hes just always available.  He doesn't want to at all."

Long time friend Holly Aparicio nominated Paul for Pay it 4ward.

"He drives around every single day picks up groceries. He uses his truck gas and funds to buy things that we need, and never asks for anything in return.  He has never asked for anything in return, ever that is a huge blessing to us," Holly said.

So Holly and First Fidelity Bank paid it 4ward to Paul.

And without hesitation, Paul tells us how he'll use his $400.  No surprise there.

"Project 66. We are going to buy something," he said.

Food and supplies for struggling families is Edmond, Jones, Luther and Arcadia.  If you think one man can't make a difference, look no further than Paul Pederson.

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