PETERSBURG, Va. -- A local church is hoping to take the pressure off of parents who are both raising children and working during the pandemic by spreading a little love.
H2O Church is changing things up for Valentine's Day -- instead of their normal "hope boxes" that they hand out, they're giving out "love boxes" this week.
The boxes are filled with groceries, such as bread, spaghetti, sauce, cereal and snacks for kids.
Kim Burrell, co-pastor at H2O Church, said anyone in the community is welcome to grab a box.
"Everybody can use food no matter what your situation is. We all need these nutrients. And so nobody has to feel you know, shame to come we just want and we even invited Fort Lee. So we want our military community to know it's okay to come through and get your love box," said Burrell.
Burrell says they have 50 boxes to give away right now, but, thanks to donations from community members, they usually end up with extra boxes for distribution.
You can get your love box from H2O Church Friday during their drive-thru distribution from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. They're located on Walnut Boulevard in Petersburg.
If the weather is too bad, they could push the distribution to Monday. We'll keep you updated here, on WTVR.com.