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Feed More surprised with donation: 'You just each gave me 200 meals'

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 14:52:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- In an effort to make Christmas brighter for those in the community, CBS 6 and Virginia Credit Union have teamed up to present the Month of Giving.

Every day, a member of the CBS 6 family will be out in the community surprising someone with a holiday gift.

CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel recently spread some holiday cheer to the folks at Feed More, who distribute food to hungry people across 34 counties and cities in Central Virginia.

"I've heard that monetary donations versus food -- monetary is better because you all are able to buy more food than what we would normally be able?" Daniel asked.

Jeff Wilklow, Feed More's Chief Development Officer, said the charity is happy to take food or monetary donations.

"[However,] when people donate money, we can we can buy four times as much food as they can at the grocery store," Wilklow explained.

Daniel then admitted that he had not come to Feed More to conduct an interview, but to surprise the agency with a donation as part of the Month of Giving. And two of his kids tagged along to also make a contribution.

"They got some money from the grandparents for Christmas," Daniel explained. "And so they each have $50 they would like to give of their of own money as well.

"This is amazing," Wilklow said. "We can buy four meals for a $1, so you just each gave me 200 meals."

Brightening the community's Christmas season is part of CBS 6's Month of Giving mission. Watch for the CBS 6 Month of Giving each day this December on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com.

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