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People Taking Action: Virginia Beach woman bags meals for people in need

Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 25, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A special volunteer at St. Matthew Catholic Church was recognized for her big heart and generous work. Krissann Zoby performs all kinds of community service without recognition or fanfare---that's bout to change. We surprised her outside her offices and told her, an email to the News 3 newsroom had some very good things to say about her.

Krissann heads up the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Matthew. The ministry--- located in offices at St. Matthew---- provides bagged meals for those in need. Krissann coordinates the volunteers, who help assemble the meals for pickup or delivery. Krissann is known to keep a few bags in her car and hand them out when she sees homeless people out on the streets, "So things that you could eat if you didn't have a place to eat it at and you could sit right there on the side of the road and eat it....  because we're called to give to those in need."

In addition to meals for the needy, Krissann says those who stop by for food, also will ask for prayers and help with efforts getting their utility bills lowered.  The email also says she will take people to a doctor's appointment, or deliver a home-bound person meals, groceries and medications.

For those reasons News 3 presented Krissann with a People Taking Action, along a $300 Visa gift card from our community partner Southern Bank.

Krissann was very grateful but quick to point out, "It is not one person that does these things. It's really the work of the Lord and I'm blessed to be one of his ministers."

And that's what she finds so rewarding. "There's a satisfaction of knowing I'm doing God's will....that's what it's all about."