RIVERWEST — Free community meals were handed out to locals outside of Riverwest Pizza Thursday afternoon. The Owner of Riverwest Pizza, Todd Fugh said initially he planned on making 100 meals but once the community heard about what he was doing, 100 meals turned into 500 meals through donations.
“It was amazing and heartwarming to be honest,” said Fugh.
Todd said the Riverwest community has supported him and his business during some difficult months, and this is his way to say thanks and spread the love back.
“It’s been a tough one this year, so hopefully we can bring some sense of normalcy back to people's lives today,” said Fugh.
While Thanksgiving looks different this year for so many, locals said they are thankful for the kindness and generosity.
“At a time when we couldn’t see our family this year, it’s nice to get a home-cooked plate that tastes like it’s from mom when you can’t see mom,” said Michael Kellogg.
The leftover money raised was donated to the Riverwest Food Pantry to help support families during the holidays.