Thanksgiving is coming up, and while the holiday will be different this year, nonprofits and individuals are still working to feed the hungry.
The West Side Campaign Against Hunger is holding its annual turkey challenge, aiming to give away 5,000 turkey dinners. The Judith and Stanley Zabar Fund has already agreed to match the first $10,000 pledged. To donate, go here.
Real estate broker Jason Haber is also doing his annual turkey giveaway on Tuesday, November 24 starting at noon in front of 647 Columbus Avenue, between 91st and 92nd Street. Masks and social distancing are required for anyone who attends. People with questions can contact Jason at JasonHaber@gmail.com. More info is in this flyer.
Dorot has a program to deliver meals to seniors. Learn more about it here.
Brighter Bites NYC will deliver 1,300 produce boxes filled with about 25 pounds of fresh, fruits and veggies to high-need children via public school partnerships. Donations made here “will enable the program to provide bi-weekly produce boxes to nearly 3,000 families throughout the entire school year.”
The West 111th Street Block Association is also holding a food donation drive called “Pie on the Drive” this Saturday from 1-4 at Riverside and 111th. Check out this flyer for info on what to bring.
Goddard Riverside is looking for some help too. “Every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, volunteers gather at 593 Columbus Avenue to cook and serve more than a thousand holiday meals. This year may look different, meals will be pick up only, but we will still be celebrating as a community. We’re in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound community members. Please contact Elizabeth Kennedy, email@example.com, for more information.”