History was made for Feeding America Southwest Virginia this morning. They were awarded the largest financial gift from an individual in their history.
After her husband passed away several years ago, Linda Smith wanted to find a way to make a difference in the community. This morning marked the grand ribbon cutting on her huge donation, a tractor trailer for Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
"This enables us to distribute 40,000 pounds of food and pick up 40,000 pounds of food," says executive director, Pamela Irvine. "So we're going to be on the road with this truck everyday, picking up from our donors and delivering to our wonderful partner agencies that feed people. This means we will be able to expand our region and feed more people."
Irvine says she hopes this gift provides hope for people all across the region.