The biggest day of the year at The Bowery Mission

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On Thursday, November 26, 2015, The Bowery Mission served Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 8,000 men, women and children in all five boroughs of New York. At the Mission's flagship location (227 Bowery between Prince and Rivington Streets), 600 volunteers prepared traditional turkey dinners and served 1,821 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 every hour from 8am to 7pm.


Thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers...

The Bowery Mission Chapel on Thanksgiving

1,821 meals were served in our century-old chapel.

Off site Thanksgiving meal

A total of 6,305 additional meals were distributed to more than 30 partners in all five boroughs.

8,000 pounds of potatoes

We prepared and served 650 turkeys, 8,000 pounds of potatoes, 2,300 pounds of vegetables, 450 pies, 350 pounds of stuffing, 250 gallons of gravy, and 1,100 cans of cranberry sauce.

Distributing Blessing Bags

Thousands of "Blessing Bags" were distributed — a practical gift including hats, socks, gloves, and hygiene kits.

Coat being distributed to guest

Each guest received a new coat!

Volunteers helping to serve guests meals

600 volunteers graciously served our guests at 227 Bowery all day long.



Sponsors and Volunteers

As this is the biggest day of the year for The Bowery Mission, we are so grateful to all of our supporters and leaders in the community that helped to make this special day possible. We especially thank our Major Partner, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc, our Partners, Bombas, Davines North America, the Elizabeth and Joseph Massoud Family Foundation, and Whole Foods Market, and our Supporters, Guggenheim Partners and Con Edison.


Major Partner

Hain Celestial Logo



Bombas Socks Logo



Con Edison Logo
Deutsche Bank
Warner Brothers Entertainment Logo


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