City of Petersburg Delivers 7,500+ Thanksgiving Meals 

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Petersburg, Virginia:  The City of Petersburg announces the 2020 Holiday Season Giving Initiative - "Feed the Need with a Taste of Petersburg." Through Feed the Need, the City has partnered with local restaurants to purchase pre-packaged meals to be delivered throughout the community during the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The goal of this program is to provide meals to Petersburg residents who have been affected by COVID-19 while simultaneously providing economic stimulus to local restaurants and their employees. 


“Gratitude is always at the forefront during the Thanksgiving holiday and we’re grateful for our local businesses and our residents who make this community wonderful,” said Petersburg Mayor, Sam Parham. “Our City Council is grateful for this opportunity to help our local restaurants while also helping our community members during this holiday week.” 

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Through this initiative, the City has partnered with the following Petersburg restaurants:


Earnestine’s Table



Maria’s Old Town 21

Charlotte’s Chicken and Waffles

Old Town’s Alibi

Boppers Malt Shop.


These restaurants have placed their spin on the traditional Thanksgiving spread and prepared individually packaged, fresh meals ready for delivery this week.  

The meals will be delivered over a four-day period (November 24, 25, 27, 28) to Petersburg families who may be experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19. This program is provided by funding from the CARES ACT. While the application process for Thanksgiving delivery has closed, the City plans to offer a similar program for the Christmas holiday. 

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