CHIP hosts Easter drive-thru event for Roanoke kids

They were able to hand out more than 500 baskets

ROANOKE, Va. – Kids in the Star City got the chance to met the Easter Bunny Thursday.

Child Health Investment Partnership of the Roanoke Valley (CHIP) put on an Easter drive-thru event.

Cars lined up to get an Easter meal and baskets for the children.

Several community partners worked to make this happen for local low-income families.

Organizers say they love making a difference in the community.

“It’s a luxury if you will. you know most people wouldn’t think that about an Easter basket but it is for our families. And so they are so grateful for the support,” said Autumn Laverind, director of development and strategic communication with CHIP.

They were able to hand out more than 500 baskets.

Typically, they hand-deliver the baskets to homes, but decided to make it a drive-thru event to stay socially distant.