Church provides early Thanksgiving meal

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some Richmonders got an early Thanksgiving meal Sunday - for free!

People in the north side were treated to a generous meal that came with all kinds of trimmings at the Essex Village Community Church.

The group later handed out Thanksgiving care packages to families in the surrounding area - complete with turkeys and side items.

Delegate Joe Morrissey, who represents the district, says he loves watching the church ministry in action.

"I love seeing people who are giving back to the community and what I do with Essex Village ministries pales in comparison to the greater work and goodwill they do in the community," said Morrissey.

Morrissey paid for Sunday's dinner.

The church provides back-to-school care packages for the kids in the community as well.

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