TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A weekly tradition in Tallahassee returns for the first time since Hurricane Michael.
And because of the devastation we've seen over the past week, the night's Food Truck Thursday Festival was different from all the previous weeks.
Every Thursday, Lake Ella fills with food, music, and fun.
But this week, it was more than just an opportunity to relax. It served as a chance for people to give back to the people whose lives Hurricane Michael ripped apart.
Quarter Moon Imports, a Tallahassee boutique, collected donations that will be delivered to families in need
Wendy Halleck, the owner of Quarter Moon Imports: "Sometimes people have dropped off huge things. Sometimes people just dropped off one little package, but it all helps. Think that's one thing people need to remember, that everyone is struggling with their own stuff, but even if you can give a little bit, it all helps."
Meredith Carter is one of the many who jumped in to help.
"I honestly want them to feel like they are loved and that they are taken care of," Carter said. "We're called to love out neighbors and they are our neighbors."
Donations collected here at Thursday night's event will be delivered to different families in the Altha and Blountstown areas.
Also in attendance was the American Red Cross informing people how they can volunteer and donate to help those hit by Hurricane Michael.
Sandi Poreda, the American Red Cross local chapter board member: "Really, it's our responsibility as good neighbors and community members to do whatever we can to help people recover."