Martinsville baker cooks 10 Christmas meals for families in need

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Martinsville bakery owner is cooking a lot more than cakes and cookies this week.

She's preparing 10 Christmas meals for families in need.

Jennifer DeLong owns SweetCakes Bakery in Martinsville.

She's prepping ten hams, complete with all of the traditional side dishes.

She asked for nominations from the public and put aside a percentage of her profits to get what she needed.

She says she is doing this in honor of her late father.

"Christmas was his favorite time of the year and it just makes me feel good to be able to give back you know, because I have a lot of time on my hands, so you know, I just wanted to do it," says SweetCakes owner, Jennifer DeLong.

DeLong will hand deliver the meals, or families will pick them up by Sunday.