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Thanksgiving

The biggest week of the year at The Bowery Mission

 

During our 140th Thanksgiving celebration, The Bowery Mission served over 14,800 meals over seven days — nearly 6,700 on Thanksgiving Day alone — across nine campuses and with 29 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 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 alone, our staff and 700 volunteers served guests across 10 meal services, taking place on the hour, from 8am to 5pm. In addition to a turkey dinner, each guest received a "practical care kit" with hygiene items and socks.

 


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Thanksgiving 2019 at The Bowery Mission

 


 

During Thanksgiving Week, The Bowery Mission hosted holiday feasts at our other front-door campuses.

Women enjoying Thanksgiving meal at Goodwill Rescue Mission

On Monday, November 25 at the Newark campus (formerly Goodwill Rescue Mission), staff and volunteers hosted a special meal service between 11:30am-1:30pm.

Guests enjoying Thanksgiving at New York City Rescue Mission

On Tuesday, November 26 at the Tribeca campus (formerly New York City Rescue Mission), staff and volunteers hosted 4 holiday meal services throughout the afternoon.

 


 

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

Volunteer serving meal to guest

On Thanksgiving Day, meals were served in our century-old chapel at our Bowery campus.

Off site Thanksgiving meal

Thousands of additional meals plus pantry items were distributed to 29 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ.

Thousands of pounds of potatoes

Ingredients included 600 turkeys, 5,000 pounds of potatoes, 1,800 pounds of vegetables, 450 dozen eggs, 600 pies and 50 pounds of coffee — just for Thanksgiving Day alone!

Distributing Blessing Bags

Each guest received a practical care kit with hygiene items and socks.

Thanksgiving table being set by volunteers

Tables were set throughout 10 meal services on Thanksgiving Day at the Bowery campus to welcome guests into a festive celebration.

Volunteers helping to serve guests meals

1,300 volunteers graciously served guests at our Bowery, Tribeca and Newark campuses throughout the week.

 

 

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Our work to serve neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty continues every day of the year. It is only possible because of friends like you.

 

Sponsors

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. 

 

PARTNERS

Bloomberg
Chobani
Prudential
Pura Vida

 

SUPPORTERS

Bombas
Colgate
Hain Celestial
Zarbees

 

CONTRIBUTORS

ADP
Avalon Bay
Con Edison
Howard Hughes
Macy's
Proskauer
Roxy Hotel
SoHo Grand Hotel
Warner Bros

 


Neighborhood Partners

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 to neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Kenneth Cole
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 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.

 

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.

 

Ramy Brook
An advanced contemporary womenswear brand offering sophisticated and 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.

 

Lafayette 148 New York
A global women’s fashion brand designing for the modern accomplished woman. Visit participating stores (148 Lafayette Street & 423 Broome Street), where 10% of sales generated from Giving Tuesday through Friday (December 3-6) will be donated to The Bowery Mission.