Chesapeake family hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The word "family" apples to more than just relatives at Nischelle Buffalow's South Norfolk house.

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"Once you become friends, you're family to us," Buffalow said.

For the eighth year, Buffalow and her family hosted a Thanksgiving dinner to feed the people who need it. "It's a day to be thankful," she said. "That's what Thanksgiving is all about- fellowship- bringing people together in fellowship as a community."

Hundreds of people got dinners, requiring 20 fried turkeys, ten roasted turkeys, 20 hams, and 30-pounds of beef. "It's a lot of time and faith, but we have our volunteers, family, and friends who really us the support that's needed," Buffalow said.

The event also included a giveaway of shoes and clothes, all donated by people in the community. "We're here to serve each other. That's what we do - serve each other on Thanksgiving," she said.