Drivers who get pulled over in Chesapeake, Virginia, today may leave the traffic stop in a better mood. On Friday, December 11, police in the area will be handing out turkeys instead of tickets as part of an annual effort to spread kindness during the holiday season, WVEC reports.
Several years ago, Chesapeake citizen Rodney Foster came up with the innovative way to support members of his community. The tradition continues in 2020, with the Chesapeake Police Department teaming up with the Chesapeake Jubilee Committee, the Chesapeake Crime Line, Kroger, and other organizations to get turkeys into people's cars.
Starting at 8 a.m., all traffic stops that go smoothly in the Virginia town will end in a turkey donation. Cops will be wearing masks for the interactions this year to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Any surplus money raised for the effort will be donated to the Chesapeake Crime Line.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, more than 50 million Americans will have faced hunger in 2020. If you're in a position to give back, here are some charities to support this holiday season.