Giant Food, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and a Fluvanna church are spreading some good will in the County. People in need lined up at Effort Baptist Church Monday morning to snag some Thanksgiving essentials.
Giant provided 250 turkeys and the food bank provided potatoes, cabbage, and some dry goods. Volunteers gathered to prepare a small feast for their fellow community members who couldn't afford one of their own. Giant store manager Tim Wamsley sees hunger every day, and says he’s glad to have the opportunity to help give back.
“It's just heartwarming. There's such a need out there, and being in the grocery business, I see it all the time. They're shopping for the values, they're trying to stretch that dollar,” Wamsley said.
Cars wrapped around the building, full of people grateful to have something to bring home to their families this Thanksgiving.
"I think it means a tremendous amount, just to know that your family is going to get fed, you know we're so blessed every month to have the truck come and give us the food and pass it out to people who really need it,” said Cindy Davis, an event coordinator at the church.
David Jackson, who picked up some of the donated food Monday, says for most families, the food represents a day of hope.
"One good thing about it you know, for the people that's out here, they see another day. That's about the best thing you can say,” he said.
Effort Baptist Church partners with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to hold a food donation on the last Thursday of every month.