FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- “We’re doing it actually in the name of my little brother. He passed away two years ago, so we called it in the name of Shaud,” said Greg Gough, the organizer of the drive and a chef. 

It's part of a partnership developed between Gough and the Monticello Area Community Action Agency to give away more than 250 turkeys to members of the community.

“Annually we, MACAA Fluvanna Outreach, we put on a Thanksgiving drive to help families,” said Bertha Armstrong, Director of Rural Outreach for MACAA. 

Along with the turkey giveaway, there were a number of other things to offer to the community.

“This is open to the public, first-come, first-serve. Anyone who wants to come, come out and get what they need. We had canned foods, so we had the hot meals, canned foods, and coats,” Gough added. 

As the weather gets cold, Gough remembers not everyone is able to have a warm meal for the holidays.

“It means a lot to know that it’s directly going the people that really needed it,” he added.

“One lady came through and she had gotten her turkey and she had come back to get some food and she said thank you for telling me about this because she got a free meal today,” Armstrong said.

“Chef G, he never let me down,” said Nick Feggans, an event sponsor. 

Armstrong said she has been with MACAA for 54 years, and it is about time for her to retire, but she’s comforted in leaving knowing people still care about the community.

“And it also makes me feel real, real good when I know there’s a young man like this young man standing beside me that’s here to keep that torch going to make sure that families get served,” Armstrong said.

Gough is teaching his daughter at a young age to give back. 

“That means a lot to me, and I hope everybody has a good holiday,” his daughter said.