The biggest week of the year at The Bowery Mission
During its 139th Thanksgiving celebration, The Bowery Mission served 16,000 meals over seven days — 7,700 on Thanksgiving Day alone — across nine campuses and with 25 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and in Newark, NJ.
On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018), at The Bowery Mission's flagship location (Bowery campus), guests experiencing hunger and homelessness received 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, our staff and 500 volunteers served 1,700 individuals across 11 meal services, taking place on the hour, from 8am to 6pm. In addition to a turkey dinner, each guest received a new coat, and a "blessing bag" including socks, a winter hat, gloves, and hygiene items.
On Monday, November 19 at the Tribeca campus (formerly New York City Rescue Mission), 60 volunteers served meals to 400 guests at 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
On Tuesday, November 20 at the Newark campus (formerly Goodwill Rescue Mission), 35 volunteers served meals to 300 guests between 11:30am-1:30pm. Each guest was also able to receive a warm coat.
Thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers...
1,700 meals were served in our century-old chapel at our Bowery campus.
6,000 additional meals were distributed to 25 partners in all five boroughs.
We prepared 780 turkeys, 4,200 pounds of potatoes, 1,200 pounds of vegetables, 1,600 pounds of stuffing, 450 pies and 120 gallons of gravy.
"Blessing Bags" were given to each guest — a practical gift including toiletry/hygiene goods and socks.
At the Bowery campus, each guest received a new coat, winter hat and gloves.
1,000 volunteers graciously served guests at our Bowery, Tribeca and Newark campuses throughout the week.
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Our work to serve the homeless and poor continues every day of the year. It is only possible because of friends like you.
Our #NewYorkNeighbors support Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission.
Participating retailers and restaurants in the Bowery neighborhood donated a percentage of sales to help provide meals on Thanksgiving to our community experiencing homelessness and poverty. Thank you to our neighborhood partners for fundraising and spreading the word about The Bowery Mission and the growing need in our city.
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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.