Grocery store feeds responders in wake of deadly Va. protest
Responders went to Wegmans planning to purchase pizza, but left with donated food, chips and drinks
By EMS1 Staff
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — First responders received donated food from a grocery store in the aftermath of the fatal Charlottesville rally.
WXXI News reported that responders went to Wegmans to buy pizzas for the officers still working after the deadly white nationalist rally.
Store managers instead donated enough food and drinks to fill a vehicle for the responders to enjoy.
The next morning, responders went back to the store and were given shopping carts full of donated breakfast items. According to a Facebook post, over 1,000 responders were fed. The Facebook post said the responders refused to leave the second time until Wegmans staff accepted a payment.