Organizations Bringing Thanksgiving to Everyone

The Bowery Mission

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, The Bowery Mission served Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 7,800 men, women, and children in all five boroughs of New York. At the Mission’s flagship location, over 650 volunteers prepared traditional turkey dinners and served over 1,700 guests in the Mission’s century-old chapel, with music and festive decorations for the holiday.

Over the course of the day, our volunteers worked hard to generously serve traditional Thanksgiving meals to our guests from 8 am to 7 pm.

On Thanksgiving Day alone, The Bowery Mission serves eight times as many meals as we do on an average day. Private donations from thousands of supporters make this all possible.

Meals on Wheels

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. Held on Thanksgiving morning in the Mall of America, it’s a great way to start your holiday off right – giving back before you give thanks!
Thank you for participating in the Walk to End Hunger! Click on an Organization below to support. 

Lighthouse Mission

Thanksgiving Food Urgently Needed!
This Thanksgiving, many families on Long Island will not be able to afford food for a full Thanksgiving meal.
Help meet the need by donating Frozen Turkeys, Canned Goods, Stuffing, & More.
Frozen Turkeys Are Especially Needed
Here is a link to a list of needed items. PDF List

Lighthouse Mission box trucks go out stocked with emergency food, clothes & other necessities. At each outdoor location, staff and volunteers unload and set up the boxes and bags of food and clothes. Each morning there is a brief volunteer orientation meeting.


Island Harvest

Fighting hunger is more than providing meals. At Island Harvest, we know that we also must fight the root causes that lead to hunger.
So, even as we provide needed food to people in need, we also provide support and referrals that help them to overcome the barriers that lead to food insecurity. We help Long Islanders to address educational and employment needs … and meet challenges in getting access to healthcare and leading healthy lives … and battle problems in finding or maintaining good housing.

To have a Thanksgiving event listed: call 631-892-4187 or E-mail the information to

About Scrolls of Hope

Scrolls of Hope provides a warmhearted way for individuals or groups to personally reach out to people in need with continuous messages of support and encouragement.

Through Scrolls of Hope, you can help improve the well-being of a child, patient or senior citizen who is in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice. Send them an uplifting message of goodwill written by you. Your personal message is imprinted on beautiful scroll paper, rolled-up and sent to them in a collectible vintage bottle. Every scroll of hope is sent with a caring gift to the establishment of your choice.

There are also special programs for soldiers, homeless and disaster victims. With these programs, your personalized message in a bottle will be included in a support package that contains useful items to help make a difficult life easier

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