A Des Moines man was featured on Ellen on Thursday for his efforts to better Iowa.
Derrick Walton is the owner of Rock Power Pizza on Southwest Ninth Street. He grew up living rough on the streets but managed to turn his life around.
On Monday nights, Walton closes his restaurant to the public so he can serve free pizza to the homeless.
“Years ago when I found myself in a tight, I looked for people for help and I didn’t get that help. So I told myself if I got in a position to help, I would do that, so that’s what inspired me,” Walton told Channel 13 in January.
He told his story on Ellen and she presented him with a check for $10,000 to help.