Hundreds lined up at Lowe’s stores for free Thanksgiving meal

Hundreds stood in line to get a free Thanksgiving meal at Lowe's Home Improvement in Wilmington on Nov. 20, 2018. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One company provided free Thanksgiving meals to families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Lowe’s Home Improvement distributed hundreds of take-home meals at its stores in Wilmington, Whiteville and Surf City.

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan stopped at the store on South College Road in Wilmington. It was a big surprise for those who were there to pick up a Thanksgiving meal.

Jordan’s appearance shocked those who were in line. Many who had their lives completely changed by Florence like Winter Butcher.

He says this was a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

“I came out because I was one of the victims in Wilmington so it was a trying experience and I would not like to go through it again,” Winter Butcher said. “I’m so glad to see everybody that’s out here and to have Michael Jordan out here to support. It’s all good.”

The company says one meal will feed between four and six family members and included a cooked turkey, sides and a dessert.