Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 10:51 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 10:51 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A van hundreds rely on was stolen from a New Haven parking lot last month so residents came together on Tuesday night to help raise money for a new one.
The van belongs to AIDS Project New Haven. It's used to bring meals to hungry families coping with HIV and AIDS.
On Tuesday night, dozens came out to the Soul de Cuba Cafe on Crown street. 20 percent of each bill went to the organization.
They say a new van will cost about 26 thousand dollars and after Tuesday night, they are closer to that goal.
"As you can see, we have a full house. I know there are more people coming, so we're going to have a line out the door in a few minutes so we're really excited and people are being really generous, so it's great to have everyone here, and helping out, and great spirit, and really good food," said Chris Cole, AIDS Project New Haven.
For more information, visit www.apnh.org