RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A local non-profit made sure hundreds of people in Richmond could have Christmas dinner for free.
Bridging RVA hosts a free dinner every year at Temple Beth Ahabah.
The organization made enough food this year to feed 1,000 people.
The anticipated turnout was so big, the non-profit decided to expand to an overflow space in a second location this Christmas.
The free dinner was complete with a visit from Santa Claus and gifts from Toys for Tots.
Executive Director Lee Ann Sawyer said the dinner was open to anyone.
“They are anywhere from people without homes, to people who would otherwise be alone for Christmas, or maybe it is parents who are having a hard year providing for their children so they know they can come here and visit Santa Claus and get some gifts for their children,” Sawyer said.
Bridging RVA also gave free rides to people in the city who needed a way to get to the dinner.
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