Carilion healthcare workers give back helping Feeding Southwest Virginia

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Frontline health care workers from Carilion Clinic spent the day giving back to the Roanoke community in a different way.

Carilion healthcare workers spent Thursday, Nov. 18 helping pack boxes for Feeding Southwest Virginia in Roanoke. Jennifer Evans, who is a nurse and unit director for Carilion’s progressive care unit, says the pandemic has changed the face of hunger, and now is the best time to give back.

“A lot of mandates are lifted, and we can get back out and socialize, and be in front of people again, you know why not do that and make elses life just a little happier. Do something special for someone else,” said Evans.

According to Feeding Southwest Virginia, every gift received before midnight on Dec. 31 will be matched — dollar for dollar — up to $75,000. They also state that for every dollar donated, the organization can provide five healthy meals. If you are interested in donating or volunteering head to Feeding Southwest Virginia’s website.

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