200 turkeys and sweet potatoes given out at Tonsler Park
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Cultivate Charlottesville, Wes Bellamy and other partners hosted the 11th annual Turkey Giveaway Sunday at Tonsler Park.
Organizers handed out 200 turkeys and roughly 200 sweet potatoes for people to put on their tables this Thursday.
Cultivate Cville was tasked with the sweet potatoes with Bellamy worked with Georgia's Friends, Prolific Running Club, the city, as well as Charlottesville City Schools to hand out turkeys.
“Everyone deserves to have a turkey or what they would like to eat on Thanksgiving. Regardless of what you believe, who you pray to, or how much money you have or where you go to school, everyone deserves to have a whole meal on Thanksgiving,” Bellamy said.
Bellamy partners with local organizations to give back to the Charlottesville area and plans to hold a coat drive in the winter to help keep people warm.