NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Salvation Army has been delivering food for people in need for the past 150 years and 110 in Hampton Roads.
Whether rolling out boxes or packing up their cars, the volunteers came out in force Thanksgiving day.
“It’s about giving thanks for what you have, and this is an opportunity for us to do that,” said Kim Henson, a volunteer.
For Wilhelmina Olley and her family, giving back has become a tradition.
“This is what we do, we give back, on thanksgiving, we’re grateful to do that,” she said.
When volunteers weren’t loading up vehicles, they were dishing out meals. They loaded up and handed out over 2,500 plates for those in need. And Salvation Army leaders said none of this would have happened if it weren’t for the volunteers.
“They’re the army behind the Salvation Army, there’s a few Salvation Army uniforms here, but everything the army does is because we have an army of volunteers helping us,” said Major Stephen Long. “And if it wasn’t for them, this would just not happen”.