On Monday morning, the area still covered in sheets of snow and ice, United Way's Community Resource Center received a timely donation.
As result of a canceled order, The Catering Company donated nearly 3,000 boxed lunches, food that United Way quickly dispersed throughout Williamsburg to Avalon Center, Community of Faith emergency shelter, St. Bede's Outreach Center, area motels and others.
By mid-afternoon, just a third of the lunches remained.
For Williamsburg's low-income and vulnerable populations, a meal could make all the difference in dealing with the after-effects of snow.
"For the rest of us, it's inconvenient and annoying. But for those who need...