A Virginia enterprise proprietor put a neighborhood on her again this vacation with a meals distribution drive totally on her personal greenback.
Behind her connoisseur confectionary Tummy-Yum Yum, Sharita Rouse served a Thanksgiving feast.
It is her third 12 months internet hosting the occasion outdoors of her retailer in Outdated City Manassas.
Inside her retailer, Rouse made and distributed meals to households when youngsters have been out of faculty as a result of pandemic.
“I might hope that if any of my youngsters have been out on the streets, needing assist, that somebody would assist them,” she mentioned.
The city honored her as girl of the 12 months.
“I do not do that for that; I do it as a result of individuals want it,” Rouse mentioned.
It’s the primary time a Black girl earned the title.
“Overlook the entire first, first, first,” Mayor Michelle Davis-Youthful mentioned. “It is simply because it is the suitable factor to do.”
Her military of volunteers feels it, too.
“It makes me really feel full; it makes me really feel like a greater individual,” Will Pippen mentioned.
“One girl confirmed up right now, she wanted a coat,” Davis-Youthful mentioned. “Go proper within the nook and get a coat. You want a scorching meal, come get a scorching meal. After which they’re taking stuff to their neighbors who cannot make it. That is neighborhood.”
“That is what the day is about,” Rouse mentioned.
She mentioned subsequent 12 months she’s planning a good bigger occasion, shutting down whole streets in Outdated City.