Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Bowery Mission's 141st Thanksgiving

Given the pandemic, it won't be a Thanksgiving day (their 141st!) as usual at the Bowery Mission.

While there won't be any indoor dining, the Bowery Mission will be serving nearly 450 turkeys and 2,000 pounds of potatoes to those in need.

Per the organization's website: "Special Thanksgiving to-go meals will be served outdoors during a four-hour period between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. We welcome anyone who would like to enjoy their hot meal onsite to do so as our limited outdoor seating allows. We will have partially open tents following mandated health and safety requirements, along with adequate social distancing and PPE."

In another change, there isn't any call for volunteers to serve the meals: "Due to social distancing and safety regulations in New York City in response to COVID-19, we will not open Thanksgiving Week volunteer opportunities to the public."

However, there are other times to volunteer, which you can find here.

And there is also a need for donated goods, including non-perishable food, pre-packaged snacks and water, travel-size toiletries, hats, gloves and scarves. Find out how to donate at this link. (And no drop-offs on Thanksgiving day!)

The Bowery Mission is at 227 Bowery between Stanton and Rivington.

Image via the Bowery Mission website

1 comment:

Scuba Diva said...

It would be a real progressive move for the Bowery Mission to put some Tofurkys on its Thanksgiving menu. #justsayin