Volunteers in the organization Buffalo’s Good Neighbors gathered at Firemen’s Park by Coca Cola Field Sunday afternoon to serve hot meals and hand out donated hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets.

Eileen Giarraffa, a coordinator for the organizations Piece of Mind, University at Buffalo’s Newman Center, and the Town Square Food Pantry said each of these organizations provided donations for Sunday’s event.

Piece of Mind donated the coats and blankets, University at Buffalo’s Newman Center donated the gift baskets and the Town Square Food Pantry, Newman Center.

“To me it’s the real meaning of Christmas…it’s the real meaning of the season,” Giarraffa said. “Love. Joy. Compassion. Respect for all individuals.”