God’s Pit Crew partners with Roanoke organizations to provide 500 food boxes to homeless, needy families


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After spending the last two months providing disaster relief and responding to the coronavirus crisis around the region, God’s Pit Crew announced Monday it will partner with several local organizations to donate hundreds of food boxes and supplies to Roanoke families in need.

Through its partnership with Roanoke City Schools, Straight Street of Roanoke, and the Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach, God’s Pit Crew says it will assemble 500 food boxes and backpacks full of children’s supplies to support homeless and needy families. In addition, Carilion will provide handouts with information about COVID-19 and about nutrition, the organization says. 

According to God’s Pit Crew, the food boxes and supplies will be assembled at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the organization’s distribution center at 2499 North Main Street in Danville and will be delivered to Roanoke City Schools at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 30.

Due to social distancing restrictions amid the pandemic, the organization says a very small team will handle the assembly. However, God’s Pit Crew says XFinity Series Racer Jeb Burton will be part of that assembly crew on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m excited to get up to God’s Pit Crew to help assemble the food with Carilion. I’ve had a lot of fun learning about God’s Pit Crew and all the great things they are doing,” says Burton. 

For anyone interesting in contributing to God’s Pit Crew’s COVID-19 response, visit godspitcrew.org/donate.

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