THE CHEATS FILES: THE BEST PART OF THANKSGIVING IS GIVING!

Words and Photos by Cheats

Truly, the best part of the holiday season are all the wonderful events that take place in RVA to give back to those in need. 7 years ago, Vicki Neilson hosted her first A Giving Heart Thanksgiving Feast. Yesterday the feast served over 3,000 people at the Richmond Convention Center…some in need, some just wanted a place to go to be among others. It’s really one of the best events of the entire holiday season. This year, Vicki invited The Cheats Movement Blog to document Thanksgiving day and the work that goes into putting the feast together in days leading up to the feast. It was an honor to be a part in this capacity. FOR ALL THE PHOTOS OF THIS AMAZING PRODUCTION CLICK HERE!  The Cheats Movement Blog – WE SEE IT!

Here are a few stats from this year’s event:

Over 3,000 people served at this year’s Thanksgiving Feast.

Approximately 100 volunteers over a 4 day period for all the food preparations.

179 people for dining room setup, making toiletry and food bags on Wednesday.

Approximately 800 volunteers for table hosting, distribution, and service areas

88 youth ambassadors.

250 turkeys & 35 hams.

300 pies

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and rolls all through the kindness of individuals, schools and businesses who donated products.

30 huge containers of coffee from Starbucks

2500 cans of Pepsi products

Happy Thanksgiving – For all the photos from this great event – Click HERE

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