The biggest week of the year at The Bowery Mission
During our 140th Thanksgiving celebration, The Bowery Mission plans to serve 15,000 meals over seven days — 7,000 on Thanksgiving Day alone — across nine campuses and with up to 25 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and in Newark, NJ.
On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28, 2019), at The Bowery Mission's flagship location (Bowery campus), guests experiencing hunger and homelessness will receive a traditional Thanksgiving meal served with love in the Mission's century-old chapel, with music and festive decorations for the holiday.
At the Bowery campus alone, our staff and 500 volunteers will serve guests across 10 meal services, taking place on the hour, from 8am to 5pm. In addition to a turkey dinner, each guest will receive a "practical care kit" including socks, a winter hat, gloves, and hygiene items.
During Thanksgiving Week, The Bowery Mission will also host holiday feasts at our other front-door campuses.
On Monday, November 25 at the Newark campus (formerly Goodwill Rescue Mission), staff and volunteers will serve meals to approximately 300 guests between 11:30am-1:30pm.
On Tuesday, November 26 at the Tribeca campus (formerly New York City Rescue Mission), staff and volunteers will serve meals to approximately 400 guests during 4 meal services throughout the afternoon.
Thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers...
On Thanksgiving Day, meals will be served in our century-old chapel at our Bowery campus.
Thousands of additional meals will be distributed to up to 25 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ..
We plan to prepare 600 turkeys, 5,600 pounds of potatoes, 1,800 pounds of vegetables, 600 dozen eggs, 400 pies and 50 pounds of coffee — just for Thanksgiving Day alone!
At the Bowery campus, each guest will receive a practical care kit with toiletries, winter hat and gloves.
Tables will be set throughout 10 meal services on Thanksgiving Day at the Bowery campus to welcome guests into a festive celebration.
1,000 volunteers will graciously serve guests at our Bowery, Tribeca and Newark campuses throughout the week.
Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2019
Volunteer registration opened at bowery.org/thanksgivingvolunteer on Friday, November 1. Because of the extremely high demand to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day, and the relatively small size of our facility, we regret that we cannot accommodate everyone who wants to volunteer that day. This is to protect the experience of our community and the safety of all people on-site.
We do not accept walk-in volunteers on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers MUST sign up through our online Thanksgiving registration to be allowed on-site that day. If you are interested in volunteering on Thanksgiving, but do not see availability online, please check back regularly for any openings as previous registrants may cancel.
Donate towards meals and care all year-round
Our work to serve neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty continues every day of the year. It is only possible because of friends like you.
More ways to support The Bowery Mission this Thanksgiving season...
Set the Tables
Join our Set the Table fundraising campaign and help supply the thousands of meals served during Thanksgiving.
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.
Our #NewYorkNeighbors support Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission.
Visit participating retailers and restaurants in the Bowery neighborhood and they will donate a percentage of sales which will help provide meals to neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty on Thanksgiving Day.
Shop for modern, functional, and versatile footwear, clothing, and accessories at Kenneth Cole's flagship store on the Bowery. Visit participating store (328 Bowery, NYC), where 20% of sales from the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 23-24) will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Two Hands Café, Nolita
A community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee Visit participating cafe (164 Mott Street, NYC), where $1.00 from every coffee or tea sold from November 23-24 will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Two Hands Restaurant & Bar, Tribeca
Two Hands Restaurant & Bar is inspired by Australia's forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beachside lifestyle serving exceptional food. Visit participating restaurant (251 Church Street, NYC), where $1.00 from every coffee or tea sold from November 23-24 will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
Two Hands Café, NoHo
A community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee Visit participating cafe (72 Bleecker Street, NYC), where $1.00 from every coffee or tea sold from November 23-24 will be donated to The Bowery Mission.
An advanced contemporary womenswear brand offering sexy, sophisticated, timeless pieces. Visit participating store (22 Prince Street, NYC), where 20% of sales from the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 23-24) will be donated to The Bowery Mission.