City should improve

outreach at holidays

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

After reading several RTD stories regarding restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner (costing upward of $60 or more), I was struck by the notion that there are a huge number of residents in the Richmond metro area who have no means to pay for, travel to or socially enjoy a day that has traditionally been one to give thanks and gratitude.

These people and families might be coping with addiction, homelessness, lack of transportation, LGBTQ+ individuals who are not welcome with their families, or a debilitating fear of social situations.

What are the options for these people — possibly the loneliest of our neighbors? How can they enjoy this day of gratitude? Having been on both sides of the issue, I have a special place in my heart for the overlooked, the poor, the addicted and those for whom a family meal isn't an option.

Let's do better, Richmond. We have immense resources that would enable us to provide meals, delivered or in-house, to make Thanksgiving a day to truly enjoy.

C. Hundley.

North Chesterfield.

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