ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A Roanoke area group is coming together to offer a free hot meal for area residents who have been impacted by the pandemic.

Virginia Wins Together is a community initiative that hosts Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment (QVS) will be sponsoring the event that they are calling “Thanks and Giving.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and is open to those who have been directly impacted by COVID-19.

The free boxed meals consist of hot turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans will be available for pickup outside of The Coffee Pot at 2902 Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., or until supplies run out.

Virginia Wins Together has planned additional events across Virginia this fall and winter to address food insecurity during the pandemic.

Back on Nov. 24, an event in Norfolk distributed 650 meals and another event is scheduled in northern Virginia on Dec. 17.

“With so many negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, QVS, our operators and customers want to help folks during these difficult times. We are also thankful that we can partner with a great restaurant, The Coffee Pot, to support our community in a meaningful way this holiday season.”


On Dec. 15, The Coffee Pot will prepare up to 700 meals, one per person, on a first-come, first-served basis and distribute them from a dedicated pickup area adjacent to the restaurant.

For safety reasons, motorists and passengers will be asked to remain in their cars.