Thousands Served at Frankie Veltri Dinner in Charleston

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dozens of volunteers in Charleston helped those in need on Thanksgiving.

It's all thanks to the annual Frankie Veltri Dinner.

This marks the 47th year for the event.

It kept going strong even after Veltri passed away in 2001.

The Thanksgiving dinners were prepared at the First Baptist Church on Shrewsbury Street.

Anyone in need of a meal was welcome.

One volunteer told she has been helping out for 43 years. "I do believe ever year Mr. Veltri is watching over us. He is happy and walking around Heaven in his shoes knowing that we have carried on his legacy," said Carol Hodge.

When all was said and done, 2,000 people received a free meal at the event.

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