No one left behind: a local group serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Recvoery All Ways held its first-ever free Thanksgiving dinner Saturday afternoon.

The group served 400 members struggling with drug abuse, mental health issues and homelessness in the community with a hearty, traditional Thanksgiving meal…. and no one was turned away.

"Their lives are pretty rough," said Patrick Burns, hard reduction program director at Recovery All Ways. "A lot of them are homeless, a lot of them are displaced… so just to be able to not have to worry about that meal today and not have to worry about fighting for food… they can come here and that stress is gone."