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Buffalow Family and Friends serving Thanksgiving meals to Hampton Roads seniors and families

To-go Thanksgiving dinners
Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 24, 2021

Buffalow Family and Friends is making sure everyone has a meal this Thanksgiving.

On Wednesday, the community pantry is preparing over 1,500 bags full of two meals, dessert, and a drink to distribute to senior citizens across Hampton Roads.

On Thanksgiving Day, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Buffalow Family and Friends is offering free drive-thru Thanksgiving meals.

The organization expects to serve1,600 people by the drive-thru service.

Nishelle Buffalow, the founder and CEO of Buffalo Family & Friends, started BFF 11 years ago from her own home after realizing Chesapeake didn't have a soup kitchen.

She says this year she has more orders than ever before.

"Normally we would do everything on thanksgiving day, but because of this year's need, we have to do it in a three-day process now," said Buffalow.

While the organization has been in operation for more than a decade, this year BFF is shifting its focus slightly to senior citizens.

"We're really catering to the seniors because those are the most vulnerable population we have here," explained Buffalow. "They need their meals. On Thanksgiving, they are looking for family. They don't have a family. So we're looking to serve them a nice, hot Thanksgiving meal."

Buffalow also adds that her favorite item on the menu is BFF's mac and cheese.

If you can't make it to the pantry on Thanksgiving, you can have your meal delivered.

You can request a drop-off by calling the organization at 757.739.5222.