RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)— The City of Richmond held their monthly Community Food Distribution event Saturday, January 22.

The event took place at the Richmond City Justice Center, 1701 Fairfield Way at noon. Each person was given a box of groceries — including meats — that can last a family up to two weeks.

In addition to food, coronavirus vaccinations and booster shots provided by HOPE Pharmacy were available for adults and children 12-years-old and up.

Richmond Sheriff Antoinette Irving said Richmond is continuing to see a spike in coronavirus cases, especially with the more transmissible Omicron variant.

“We encourage people to come out and get their vaccinations,” Irving said. “We want to do our part to help keep them safe, their families safe, and the community safe.”