Buffalow Family & Friends Community News

Efforts under way to buy oven for Chesapeake woman who cooks Thanksgiving for 400

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Nischelle Buffalow prepares much of the meal for her community Thanksgiving dinner on her 10-year-old stove.

That’s a lot of food, given that she cooks for 400 people.

Now, a man who volunteers at the annual dinner is raising money to buy her something she really needs: a double oven.

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Chesapeake family spends 6th year hosting

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

fb_img_1477232230249For the 6th year in a row, the Buffalow family in Chesapeake is spending their Thanksgiving giving back to their South Norfolk community.

Since 2010, the family has fixed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimming and desserts for anyone who wants to partake.

The idea began in 2010 when Nischelle Buffalow wanted to do something to give back on Thanksgiving. That year, the family served about 25 people for dinner. In 2011, that number doubled. In 2012, they served over 150 people. In 2013, over 200 people showed up.

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Over 300 expected at Chesapeake family’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

turkey1The Buffalow family in Chesapeake spends every Thanksgiving giving back to their South Norfolk community.

Since 2010, the family has fixed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimming and desserts for anyone who wants to partake.

The idea began in 2010 when Nischelle Buffalow wanted to do something to give back on Thanksgiving. That year, the family served about 25 people for dinner. In 2011, that number doubled. In 2012, they served over 150 people. And in 2013, over 200 people showed up.

This year, the family is expecting anywhere from 300-500 guests to be served on site.

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South Norfolk family Takes Action to feed their community on Thanksgiving

fb_img_1477232216205The Buffalow Family spent Thanksgiving giving back to their South Norfolk community.

The family fixed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and dessert for anyone who wanted to partake.

They also collected donated clothing and blankets for their “clothing industry” to give out to those in need.

The idea started in 2010 when Nischelle Buffalow wanted to do something to give back on Thanksgiving.

Family takes action for South Norfolk community

buffalow-1Nischelle Buffalow and her family started the Warm and Fuzzy Coat and Sock Drive after seeing the need on their Thanksgiving Day event.

NewsChannel 3 helped jump start the effort by taking the Buffalows on a shopping spree –  buying $1,000 worth of socks and coats for the drive.

Since our story aired, several members of the community have been inspired to take action as well.

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In South Norfolk, one woman is giving back. By cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 400 people.

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Thanksgiving Day at Nischelle Buffalow’s house in Chesapeake is a sight to behold.

Assembly lines of people open cans and cut cakes and wash dishes. Dozens of volunteers man grills, smokers and deep fryers.

After all, they’ve got 36 turkeys, 10 hams and even more roast beef to cook. Not to mention 50 pounds of fresh mashed potatoes. Plus yams, corn, sweet peas, collards and green beans for 400 people.

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Chesapeake woman takes action once again

to warm bodies, hearts of needy children

fb_img_1477251283567Chesapeake, Va. – A Chesapeake woman says she knows the true meaning of Christmas — giving back to others.

Nischelle Buffalow’s Warm and Fuzzy Christmas Coat Drive is spreading holiday cheer to families in need.

Buffalow is a former People Taking Action award winner from 2012.

Monday night’s giveaway marked its third year. Buffalow, along with several friends and family, gave away coats, socks, scarfs, hats, gloves, and blankets.

A warm meal was also added to bring joy to disadvantaged children as well as elderly in Chesapeake.

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NewsChannel 3 takes organizer of

‘Warm and Fuzzy Coats and Socks Drive’ shopping for needy kids

fb_img_1477251328794On Tuesday, NewsChannel 3 honored Nischelle Buffalow with a People Taking Action Award.

On Thanksgiving, the Buffalow Family opened their hearts and South Norfolk home to anyone in need with a huge home-cooked meal and a clothing drive.

You can see NewsChannel 3’s coverage of the Thanksgiving Day event here.

One thing Buffalow noticed was that the kids who took advantage of the clothing drive were in need of socks and coats.

So she decided to Take Action and organize the Warm and Fuzzy Coats and Socks Drive to collect enough to clothe 100 kids in need in South Norfolk this Christmas.

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Here’s the Good News:

Family takes action for their community

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Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner in Chesapeake

fb_img_1477232224663Chesapeake, Va. – The Buffalow family and friends are inviting the public to a free Thanksgiving Feast.

Join in the festivities, and enjoy a holiday meal with members of the Hampton Roads community.

The Buffalow family will also deliver dinners to the elderly residents of Chesapeake, within a certain area. The Buffalow family asks those who are interested to please call to see if you are in the delivery zone. Contact Nischelle Buffalow at 757-739-5121.

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