Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 at 12:53 pm by

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Bowery Mission Thanksgiving, Photo: Cynthia Chung

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at 227 Bowery in order to host the holiday for 1,600 guests in the neighborhood. Gratitude is extended to the partnerships fostered with The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,Whole Foods Market, the Judith C. White Foundation, and Buzzfeed, as well as support from Con Edison and Le Pain Quotidien.

Meals will be dished at 227 Bowery at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00 noon, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm, and added throughout the day, based on demand. In the spirit of giving, each guest will also receive a brand new coat and a “blessing bag” with a winter hat, gloves, and hygiene items.

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Bowery Mission, Thanksgiving 2010

Naturally, Thanksgiving week is a popular time to lend a helping hand, so it’s worth mentioning that The Bowery Mission depends on volunteers all year-round to prepare meals, tutor residents, or lend a specific skill. Info on how you can help when it’s not the holidays can be found here.

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