BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Over 1,500 people came out for a community Thanksgiving Meal at Binghamton High School.
The 22nd annual Binghamton High School Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held today.
The event is completely student run with students volunteering as greeters, servers, cooks and dish washers.
In order to feed everyone in attendance, volunteers prepared over 1,100 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of stuffing, 800 pounds of potatoes, along with 30 gallons of gravy.
Yaseen Anderson is a BHS Student who was delegating volunteers and helping people sign in.
He says people can get a great meal with great company.
"Not everyone has enough money to buy a turkey. They can be expensive. When you come here, you get turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and they can enjoy themselves," said Anderson.
Binghamton resident and BHS grduate George Wilson attended today's dinner with his family.
He says he used to volunteer at the dinner and has been attending each year to enjoy the meal and reconnect with his old teachers.
He says the event is important, especially for those who have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving.
"There are people in need, people that don't have places to go for the holiday. If they don't have family, they can come here and feel welcome. It's a family setting here," said Wilson.
Over 200 students and faculty members volunteered for the event.
Once the dinner is over, students already begin planning for next year's event.