Giving Heart Feast serves up Thanksgiving for 2,500

RICHMOND, Va. -- Making sure that everyone has a warm Thanksgiving Meal that was the mission of the Giving Heart.

The organization hosted its annual Free Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Around 2,500 people were served by hundreds of volunteers, many between the ages of 14 and 24.

And Giving Heart's executive director said the event wasn't just about food.

“There's a lot of people in this room, who this is their tenth anniversary. And they're kids and they grow up and... now they're youth ambassador,” Giving Heart Executive Director Vicki Nielson said.

This is the 11th year the Giving Heart has hosted the feast.