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Those who need a little help during the holiday season or just want to see the meaning of Christmas in action should stop by the Piggly Wiggly on Saturday.
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. outside the grocery store, located at 2412 Horner Boulevard, there will be free items, food and shows on site.
The event was hosted by Armunda Hancock, Chairman and CEO of Armunda Hancock Ministries, a non-profit organization aimed at helping the poor and less fortunate, especially during the holidays.
âWe will be giving out free toys to children ages 3 to 12, free food and gift cards to adults,â he said. âThere will be Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines distributed free of charge to children 5 years of age and older and adults. “
âWe’re going to have free hot dog breakfasts and live shows, first come, first come served, until they last,â he said.
Hancock has been hosting this event for quite some time now. Last year, they distributed 400 meals.
âIt’s an annual event,â he says. “This is the eighth year that we’ve been doing this and it’s getting bigger and bigger every year.”
When he’s not working on it, Hancock runs his own gospel video program called Armunda Hancock Gospel TV Network (The CW 22).
To pay for the children’s food and activities, he solicits money and donations from the community.
âI have local businesses and law firms along Horner Boulevard that donate money and gifts to distribute,â he said. “Most toy donations come from our organization (WLFL) The CW22 Network in Raleigh.”
Hancock said he loves hosting events like this and giving back to the community because that’s what the holiday season is all about.
âIt’s a good time and I believe being there brings joy to everyone’s hearts,â he said. âIt’s great to see people of all ethnicities and walks of life having a good time and that’s what it is about. “
âGo out and enjoy the joy of Christmas and let’s have a good old time,â he said.