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Chesapeake community comes together to provide food for furloughed Coast Guard families

Posted at 7:40 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 19:42:06-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A Hampton Roads organization stepped up to make sure Coast Guard families don't go hungry.

On Saturday, a food drive in Chesapeake provided these families with donations and hot meals. The organization asked for help from the community to provide food for our furloughed federal workers.

Related: Local church holds free dinner for families affected by government shutdown 

"I am not originally from here, but to see this kind of response makes me love Hampton Roads so much more than I already did," said Cyndi Houser, owner of Vertical Real Estate, "because we really are about our military and our community."

Related: Virginia Peninsula Foodbank takes action to help feed local TSA workers 

Donations that were not given away will be donated to local food banks.

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