A huge donation for Feeding America Southwest Virginia rolled into town. A new tractor trailer will help feed more than a 122,000 people a month.
Linda Smith may be small in height, but her heart is big. She climbed into the cab of a new tractor trailer, she donated. It will help to transport food to families in need.
“I wanted to provide something, I knew that if you didn't have you couldn't do anything,” said Smith.
That something is food. Smith says due to health she may not be able to always work inside of the warehouse, but she wants to help any way she can.
“We help each other, it's just simple and I think that this is a part of the American way, that is we share,” said Smith.
The 53 foot refrigerated utility trailer is the single largest donation to be given by an individual to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. In the past, older trucks have broken down leaving the organization at risk of losing donations.
“This actually means we'll be able to continue to get in over 20,000,000 pounds of food and be able to move, at one time, 40,000 pounds of food on this truck,” said FASWVA President Pamela Irvine.
The truck arrives at a time when the organization sees an influx in donations during the holiday season. The group says with the new truck they know don't have to face a repair shop anytime soon.