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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thousands of people lined up from the Upper West Side to Midtown to watch the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Floats, marching bands, celebrities and Santa Clause made their way through Manhattan. The Hampton University marching participated in this year’s parade Giant balloons this year included Ada Twist, Scientist, Grogu, Paw Patrol, Sinclair’s Dino and The Boss Baby. Kelly Rowland, Jimmie Allen and Jon Batiste were among this year’s performers

Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosts Thanksgiving dinner

The National Action Network (NAN) hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community at the House of Justice in Harlem. The event was free and open to the public. Earlier this week NAN distributed free turkeys to families.

Hunger Free America releases annual hunger survey

Elected officials and other prominent New Yorkers joined Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, to release the organization’s annual survey on-demand at soup kitchens and food pantries and new findings on food insecurity and hunger in New York City and New York State. The report is a good standard of hunger measurement in New York. The newest aspect of the report demonstrated how the recent expansion of government food programs, such as SNAP and Pandemic-EBT, helped limit New York’s soaring hunger in the pandemic.

God’s Love We Deliver prepares 9,000 meals

God’s Love We Deliver prepared, cooked and packed more than 9,000 meals from Mon. Nov, 22-Wed. Nov, 24 and delivered them to homes on Thanksgiving morning.  On Thursday morning God’s Love leadership, friends, and supporters of God’s Love We Deliver gathered at the non-profit organization to help prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals for God’s Love clients. The Thanksgiving feasts served their clients, family members, and their guests so that no one had to spend the holiday alone. Each meal was delivered with gift totes filled with a snack bag, a dental care product kit, and a personal care bag. 

More than 5,000 turkeys distributed in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the Believe in Newark Foundation, HelloFresh, Pepsi, Bindi North America, Inc., The Home Depot of Newark, Bimbo Bakeries, Inc., and The Brantley Brothers Transportation Company distributed more than 5,000 turkeys and additional food products to Newark residents on Monday, Nov. 22. Residents from each of the City’s five wards had an opportunity to pick up their free turkey and food products from various locations throughout the City’s five wards in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Catholic Charities of New York and Cardinal Dolan distribute 1,000 turkeys in Harlem for Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, Nov. 23 Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Catholic Charities distributed 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem. Families will also receive foods and ingredients to accompany the turkey, including onions, potatoes, yams, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York, joined the Cardinal as he delivered a blessing and remarks, urging all New Yorkers to reach out this holiday season to those families having their first Thanksgiving in the United States.

Brotherhood Sister Sol hosts Thanksgiving turkey drive

On Monday, Nov. 22, The Brotherhood Sister Sol Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White personally passed out turkeys along with his team to  community members. The organization also passed out meals on Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, BroSis has officially served over 700,000 meals to those in need. Each Wednesday, BroSis hands out meals to more than 100 families in the Harlem community and is on track to officially have distributed more than 1 million meals by the end of 2021.

Tracy Morgan visits childhood neighborhood to distribute turkeys

On Saturday, Nov. 13, actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, who grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, returned “home’ to make sure local families in the community had full tables for this Thanksgiving. Partnering with the Food Bank For New York City at the Sumner Houses in Brooklyn, the SNL and 30 Rock alum helped distribute food which included turkey with all the fixings, and were made available for approximately 500 households.  Morgan has been working with the Food Bank For New York City for the past year and has previously assisted with distributions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island this past summer in honor of Father’s Day.

Hunts Point Produce Market gives back to Bronx families in need for Thanksgiving

Hunts Point Produce Market, the country’s largest wholesale produce market, conducted its annual “Week of Giving” to support people in need during the Thanksgiving season. Every year, the market’s merchants donate fresh produce to local residents as a token of appreciation to the community. This year, the market conducted an event in each borough over the course of a week, partnering with borough presidents, elected officials, and local community organizations.

Sigmas and Zetas come together for a community Thanksgiving meal

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Harlem Sigmas) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Nu Zeta chapter joined together to distribute Thanksgiving meals to the community at Paradise Baptist Church in Washington Heights. Both organizations served holiday meals and gave away coats.

Fat Joe, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Mayor-elect Eric Adams and Krasdale Foods giveaway 3,000 bags of groceries

Krasdale Foods and hip-hop artist Fat Joe teamed up to give away 3,000 grocery bags filled with over $36,000 worth of Thanksgiving. Supplied by CTown Supermarkets, the bags included food products to make the perfect Thanksgiving dinner such as chicken bouillon, and other canned goods including beans, rice, cranberries, stuffing, tomato sauce, vegetables, and milk. Fat Joe was joined by executives from Krasdale Foods, as well as Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Angie Martinez and Mayor-Elect Eric Adams assisted in distributing the groceries as well as 1,000 prepared meals.

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