WILLIAMSBURG — The holiday season is vital to local food banks.
The thought of our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners reminds us that everyone is not so lucky. As do food drives the food banks run during the holidays.
The approaching holiday season helps area food banks resupply their shelves of donated foods from people in the giving spirit.
Sharon Gibson-Ellis, director of the United Way food bank, said the group serves 470 people in a typical month. She said those aren't the same people from month to month.
"No, we see different people coming in," she said.
In greater Williamsburg, with an abundance of seasonal workers, some families are...