New Haven volunteers come out in force to help those in need on Thanksgiving

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Volunteers in the Elm City are stepping up to provide food and cheer to those in need this Thanksgiving.

The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers began their “Thanksgiving For All” program around 30 years ago to offer holiday dinners for seniors. They eventually developed a partnership with the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen to expand the meals to those in poverty as well.

“We started out cooking 75 turkey dinners in a church basement and we’ve really mushroomed out to serving people all over New Haven County,” said Jane Ferrall, director of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Greater New Haven.