NEWPORT NEW-- Many families are still sitting in the dark Monday, after Hurricane Irene ripped through. No power, means no hot meal, since they don't have electricity to cook a warm plate of food.
Monday morning, volunteers from the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia cooked more than 2,000 meals and loaded them into American Red Cross trucks. From there, volunteers drove around neighborhoods that are still without power and delivered the hot meal to families.
Many say they spent the day cleaning debris, so they were tired and hungry, and the hot ravioli hit the spot.
Newport News resident Melvin Franklin is very thankful for the volunteers. He spent the afternoon tossing out spoiled food in his fridge and was hesitant to eat another cold sandwich.
He says Mother Nature showed her worst side Saturday, but Monday night he's seeing the best of human nature.