Lynn firefighters serve Thanksgiving feast to needy children

LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Volunteers from the Lynn fire department are carving up turkeys to feed a genuine Thanksgiving feast – with all the trimmings – to hundreds of needy kids who attend the Gregg Neighborhood House, a child care provider for school-age children.

“It’s just a joy to see these kids’ faces,” said Lynn fire fighter Michael O’Connor.

Michael O’Connor’s father started feeding children at Thanksgiving 28 years ago. He has still passed, but Michael carried on the tradition. About 5 years ago, his colleagues at Lynn Fire got involved.

“We’ll probably feed 22 turkeys,” O’Connor said, “100 pounds of mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing.”

They may have to rush out to fight a fire at any moment, but for now, their mission is to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner.

What was originally around 80 children from the Gregg House has now grown to 350 children.


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