Roanoke nonprofit provides Thanksgiving meals for more than 300 families

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — People in the community rallied together to spread some holiday cheer for the 7th annual Thanksgiving Giveback in front of the Melrose Library on Saturday.

Approximately 60 volunteers handed out all the trimmings that one would need for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, and macaroni and cheese.

Thanks to the nonprofit UBU Entertainment and other sponsors, about 320 families were treated to a Thanksgiving feast on Saturday, Nov. 21.

“We know that COVID is creating an economic downturn,” said Blue Ridge Towers President Anthony Smith. “There are more people than ever who are in need. We do this every year, but this year is especially important because people are facing hard times during COVID.”

UBU Entertainment says the need from the community is growing, and they hope to feed 500 families next year.

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