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Hampton restaurant owner hosts free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

Posted at 6:19 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 18:23:38-05

HAMPTON, Va. - This Thanksgiving, a Hampton restaurant owner hosted a holiday dinner for those in need.

Donovon Bradley, the owner of Fertitta's Diner in Hampton, spent 12 years in prison and now gives back to the community every chance he gets.

Thursday, the restaurant hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need or those who would otherwise be alone on the holiday.

Extra precautions were in place this year due to COVID-19, but Bradley was ready to serve 500 or more guests.

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“This year, it is way bigger than it has been in the past. We cooked 32 turkeys and 28 hams. Last year, it was less than that; I can’t remember exactly. You know, there are a lot of people in need this year - it's a trying time,” Bradley told us.

This is the fourth year that Bradley has hosted this free Thanksgiving dinner.