Bridgeport Rescue Mission hands out free Thanksgiving meals for people in need

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is making sure local families have a Thanksgiving meal this year.
The organization is handing out 7,000 free meals to those in need at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre as part of their Great Thanksgiving Project.
The last day for the event is this morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
People can drive up, show their ID, and volunteers will pack their car with a turkey and other fixings to feed up to eight people.
The nonprofit's executive director says this would not be possible without help from the community.
If you'd like to contribute, the mission is also collecting coats and winter wear for those in need.