LOWER BURRELL (KDKA) — A local Italian restaurant provided over 1,000 free takeout meals to those in need Saturday.

A line for cars to receive the meals from Villa Ballanca was set up from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

(Photo Credit: Villa Ballanca/Annie Hartman)

(Photo Credit: Villa Ballanca/Annie Hartman)

A representative for the restaurant said that more than 1,000 meals were given in the first hour alone and that the staff worked to create more meals for people.

(Photo Credit: Villa Ballanca/Annie Hartman)

The meals included pizzas, hoagies, stuffed shells, chicken francese manicotti, gnocchi and spaghetti with meatballs.