ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke woman is going above to help people in her community, which is why she was nominated for “Remarkable Women.”

Connie Watkins noticed cans of food in the bushes outside her church and says she knew their food pantry wasn’t doing its job.

Watkins wanted a make a change, even after she was told it wouldn’t work. She created Clients Choice Food Pantry to help families in need and is highlighted as a Remarkable Woman.