SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The very first "Feed Savannah" event was held Monday night.
Just a few days before Thanksgiving, folks with the Jerry "Smitty" Hampton Foundation headed out to the John S. Delaware Regional Center to hand out meals.
Hampton was tragically killed in an accident on the Talmadge Bridge in August. He was the assistant coach for the Jenkins High School boys' basketball team, and someone who always put others before himself.
"We had a couple of businesses that actually bought all of the food that we prepared tonight. All of the turkeys and everything were donated. We just basically built this foundation to keep the movement. Keep it going, keep his vision alive. He wanted to make sure that everybody was happy, wanted to make sure the youth was taken care of and that's what we're going to do. We're going to make sure we bring hope back to the city of Savannah," said Jerry "Smitty" Hampton Foundation President Niyoka McCoy.
The foundation's goal was to feed about 150 people tonight but they surpassed that, by a lot! McCoy tells WTOC they were able to feed nearly 600 people.