Willie Mouzon calls out for more green beans while serving lunch at the Greenwood Soup Kitchen where he spends six days a week coordinating meals.
(MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Willie Mouzon calls out for more green beans while serving lunch at the Greenwood Soup Kitchen where he spends six days a week coordinating meals. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
He's owned a liquor store, a construction company, and a thriving tri-state messenger service. He worked several years as a juvenile counselor in the Connecticut schools system. And he was one of the first black tool and die designers for a leading U.S. manufacturer.
Yet, those endeavors came during a prior life in a past place. Since 2008, Willie Mouzon has been an instrumental force at the Greenwood Soup Kitchen, 929 Phoenix St. But through it all, he's been the only thing he's ever known how to be: himself.


"Willie's always Willie," he said with a telling grin when asked how others usually describe him.
For better or worse, Mouzon is known for sticking to his guns. And his unflappable style has made him a pillar at the Soup Kitchen, where he works diligently serving many of Greenwood's browbeaten one meal at a time.

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