Pumpkin Donation Drive Helps Feed Pigs at Area Animal Sanctuary
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - One woman is collecting leftover pumpkins from Halloween to help feed pigs at an Albemarle rescue farm all in the season of giving. Brittany Covington wanted to teach her sons about giving back so she organized a pumpkin donation drive, collecting leftover pumpkins from Halloween.
"Being November I know the kids are talking about thanks and helping others and all those things so I figured I’d piggyback off that," said Covington.
Founder of the White Pig Animal Sanctuary, Dina Gilison Brigish, says she is grateful for the donation because pigs love pumpkins and they serve as a good source of nutrients for them going into winter to supplement their diet. "She said that she had been collecting some pumpkins from her neighborhood and wanted to give the two rescued animals so we said we'd love that because pigs love pumpkins."
Covington wants to challenge those in the Charlottesville area to do something good and post it online using the #SpreadThanksCville or email email@example.com