While more and more families tend to be getting away from the habit of sitting down as a family and enjoying dinner together, one local school is trying to make it a priority.
More than 170 people came together at St. Francis Solanus Parish on Thursday evening for The Family Dinner Project.
It's a national organization to teach families to eat together, have fun and grow closer through conversation.
"Children who participate in regular family dinners are more resilient, they get better grades in school," said Julie Radel with St. Francis Solanus School.
Officials say the national organization believes tonight's event was one of the largest ever organized in the country.