Charlottesville’s NBC affiliate, WVIR-TV, celebrated the Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes that hail from the Charlottesville area.
The article congratulates Allie Hill, Morgan Astrin, Margaret Thacker and Marian Dixon.
Allie Hill started Virginia Food Works to help nearby farmers put their surplus bumper crops to good use, and bring healthier, local produce to the community. She also volunteers with the Rivanna Trails Foundation and is working on the Three Notched Trail project.
Dr. Morgan Astrin was honored for her work as a pharmacist serving psychiatric and Region Ten patients, and helping to administer COVID-19 vaccines, which was beyond the normal scope of her pharmacy.
Margaret Thacker was recognized for her work as Activities Coordinator at Cedars Healthcare for over 40 years and through the depths of the pandemic.
Marian Dixon feeds hundreds of families out of the Nelson County Pantry, helping communities that were hit even harder during the pandemic.
For more information about all of our heroes, visit our Hometown Heroes page.