Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office organizes Thanksgiving Giveback

Volunteers helped the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office provide Thanksgiving dinner to more than...
Volunteers helped the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office provide Thanksgiving dinner to more than 350 families.(wdbj7)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:01 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Volunteers are helping the Roanoke Sheriff’s Office provide a Thanksgiving dinner to more than 350 families.

Community partners, including Food Lion and Earth Fare, served up the ingredients.

A crowd gathered at the Melrose Library Friday afternoon to pack grocery bags for the first annual Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Giveback.

“Some people can’t give physically through monetary donations, but they can give of their time,” said Roanoke City Sheriff Antonio Hash. “And so this is a season of thanks. They decided, hey let’s come together, let’s give thanks, but let’s make it happen for somebody else.”

The food, including turkeys and all the trimmings, will be distributed Saturday morning to families who registered in advance.