Person-to-Person distributes Thanksgiving meal essentials to CT families in need
A local nonprofit held a turkey drive Monday to help feed 1,000 families in need this Thanksgiving.
Not only did they get their turkeys, but Person-to-Person also passed out Thanksgiving dinner ingredients carrots, onions and potatoes to families ahead of the holiday.
Person-to-Person works to help families find economic stability. One way the organization does that is helping those who are food insecure.
The nonprofit got 200 extra turkeys this year to pass out in their three food pantries in Fairfield County.
Stamford resident Gwendolyn Ponce de Leon said she wouldn't be able to have a Thanksgiving meal on the table if it wasn't for the food she got from Person-to-Person.
"Right now, times are really, really tough. My work has been really slow, so I really, really needed this," said Ponce de Leon. "And I appreciate everyone at Person-to-Person and the people who donated."