GRTC giving free rides to Community Thanksgiving Feast

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Greater Richmond Transit Company will provide free rides to and from this year’s Community Thanksgiving Feast hosted by The Giving Heart.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the free meal is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Entrance to the dining hall is located at 5th and Marshall Streets. Giving Heart volunteers will be at designated bus stops to welcome guests and direct them to the Feast.

Anyone wishing to attend may meet a volunteer between 9 and 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the following bus stops:

  • Willow Lawn – Route 6 will service this stop every 15-20 minutes, and will stop at the Convention Center at 5th and Broad Street.
  • Broad & Robinson – Routes 3 and 4 service here. Additionally, Route 6 goes by here and passengers can board the Route 6 bus. There will be a bus by this stop approximately every15-20 minutes.
  • Southside Plaza – Route 60 will service this stop at approximately 9:08 a.m. and 9:55 a.m.
  • Main and 25th – Routes 52 & 53 will service this stop approximately every 30 minutes.
  • 21st and Marshall – Routes 41, 43, 44, 45, 51, 56 will service this stop.
  • Laburnum & Chamberlayne – Route 37 will service this stop approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Brookland Park & Chamberlayne – Route 37 will service this stop approximately every 30 minutes.

“We are thrilled to offer free transportation in support of the Giving Heart’s Community Thanksgiving Feast. For 10 years they, and countless volunteers and sponsors, have hosted guests who might otherwise be alone during the holiday, and we’re honored to partner with them for such a wonderful cause. GRTC constantly seeks ways to give back to the community so we’re delighted to help people in our own small way celebrate and enjoy this day of thanks,” said GRTC Chief Executive Officer David Green.

The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast has been a Richmond tradition since 2005, offering a free celebration of community and welcoming all to the table for food and fellowship. Special emphasis is placed on identifying – and including – the homeless, elderly individuals, working class families, local military servicemen and those who otherwise would be alone during the holiday.

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