Volunteers in New Haven are gearing up for the holidays. On Friday volunteers from the non-profit FISH packed more than 1,200 bags of holiday groceries.
FISH executive director Joy Johannes explained that the food is packed and distributed to people who are unable to purchase or cook their own Thanksgiving meal.
“Some of them are in wheelchairs, or walkers or thinks like that and to try to get to the grocery store is extremely difficult, so for us to show up – a lot of them cry, they’re so happy to see us and so grateful,” she said.
FISH will deliver meal to more than 400 homes on Saturday. They have been delivering free groceries to residents of the New Haven community for over 47 years.
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