YT was in NYC on the day that Thurrock had its first ever multi-faith conference.
As it happens, we were at the All Souls Church on Lexington Avenue.
This reporter has been to NYC on many occasions but has never seen so many people on the streets, homeless and begging.
Never have we seen so many soup kitchens in operation during Thanksgiving.
So, we spoke to Rev David Robb about what the church can do to keep the community together in these troubled times.