Hundreds show up to drive-thru food pantry in Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach residents who are in need of some fresh food ahead of the Christmas holiday received help at the food pantry drive-thru Tuesday morning.

The city’s Department of Human Services joined forces with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to organize the drive. It’s a drive-thru event where fresh food will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cars began lining up as early as before 8 a.m. and volunteers worked to distribute the supplies earlier than the scheduled time in the Human Services Administration Building parking lot.

People who attend are being asked to stay in the cars at all times. Groceries and supplies were prepacked and loaded into the trunks of each car. They packages contain different products like fruits, vegetables, bread, dairy products, frozen meats, canned goods and some other items like pasta, sugar and flour.

The line of cars wrapped all the way through the parking lot, even to Virginia Beach Blvd. where people were re-directed through traffic several times. Read the full article here.