It goes without saying food is the best part of Thanksgiving. Around 46 million turkeys are eaten every year on Thanksgiving--and nearly 50 million pumpkins pies are eaten. That’s a lot of food.
However, putting food on the table for this holiday isn’t easy for everyone. Some folks don’t have a table to put food on. And the holidays can be financially stressful, especially for low-income families and homeless folks.
If you find yourself on a tight budget, have no fear. We’ve rounded up some of the organizations that are giving away free Thanksgiving meals this year. Be sure to inquire about your local soup kitchen and food bank for additional options.
Thanksgiving meal options
- The Bowery Mission: Each year, the Bowery Mission serves Thanksgiving meals to folks across New York City. Meals will be served Thanksgiving Day (November 23) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Bowery Mission is located at 227 Bowery, New York, New York, 10002.
- Church of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen: The episcopalian church is offering a Thanksgiving meal at its soup kitchen after services from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on November 23.
- FeedingNYC: The organization will assemble and delivery Thanksgiving meal packages to families all over NYC on Tuesday, November 21. These dinners are delivered to families associated with Women in Need, Jewish Federation, Catholic Charities, and City Harvest. If you are associated with one of these organizations, contact them regarding FeedingNYC.
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