United Way of Greater New Haven broke a record Saturday when they packaged 37,500 meals to help families in need.
This is the largest number of meals packed and donated in a single day in New Haven, according to United Way's spokesperson.
About 100,000 people struggle with hunger in New Haven every year, 30,000 of whom are children, according to United Way.
“If we want to create healthy, thriving communities, we need to end hunger," President and CEO of United Way of Greater New Haven said in a statement.
More than 200 people volunteered for the New Haven Day of Caring.