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The Salvation Army Prepares to Serve Thousands of Hot Holiday Meals in New York

The Salvation Army will provide 1,000 New Yorkers experiencing poverty with a free Thanksgiving meal at its Temple Corps Community Center (120 West 14th Street in Manhattan) on November 28, 2019. The highly anticipated event is believed to be the oldest Thanksgiving dinner for those in need in New York City, if not the country.
The Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by world-class catering company Great Performances. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and serving will continue until 2 p.m.


“So many adults and families in our community struggle financially and simply cannot afford a holiday meal, or they have no one to share it with, even if they could,” said Lt. Colonel Ricardo Fernandez, Divisional Leader of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. “We are here to welcome our neighbors in need and offer a delicious meal with friendly faces. Often, a meal like this can be a first step in helping them rebuild their lives.”
After guests eat, they will be able to enter a distribution area to receive a free winter coat and other essential items, such as socks, undergarments, and toiletries. Companies and organizations donating items for distribution include New York Cares, Hope for New York, United Airlines, Bombas, WorldVision, Knock-Knock Give a Sock, and Gelmart.


A team of over 130 volunteers will help execute the event including extensive prep work, serving food, greeting guests, distributing coats and other personal items, clean-up, among other roles. Volunteers include corporate partners, such as Great Performances and Hope for New York, as well as individuals who step up to help on this day and throughout the year.
“We appreciate the enormous turnout from dedicated volunteers and corporate partners, whose support and hard work make this dinner possible every year,” added Fernandez.

The holiday meal program is part of The Salvation Army’s overall year-round total of over 3.5 million meals served to adults, children and families in need. This Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army expects to serve 5,000 sit-down meals; distribute over 2,000 holiday baskets and over 3,000 turkeys and chickens; and deliver over 200 meals to homes in New York.


In addition to the Manhattan feeding, 60 people will receive Thanksgiving Day dinner at the center in the Bronx (Tremont), 150 people will be served at Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and 400 people will be served meals in Freeport, Long Island. During the week of Thanksgiving, various Salvation Army locations will host sit-down dinners; distribute turkeys, chickens or holiday baskets; and other essentials, such as clothing, including children’s winter coats, and toys.


Service details on Thanksgiving Day or during Thanksgiving Week are as follows:

• Nov. 21: East Northport, 319 Clay Pitts Rd., serving 100 guests at 7 p.m. and distributing 100 holiday baskets. Contact: Lt. Pedro Amoroso-Espinoza at (631) 553-0071.
• Nov. 21: Kingston, 35 Cedar St., serving 200 guests at 3 p.m., distributing 50 holiday baskets, 50 turkeys, and delivering 50 home delivery meals. Contact: Lt. Alexander Vargas at (954) 774-5667.
• Nov. 21: Tarrytown, 115 Wildey St., serving 40 guests at 12 p.m., distributing 140 holiday baskets and 140 turkeys. Contact: Lt. John Ruiz at (34 7) 636-0154.
• Nov. 23: Hempstead, 65 Atlantic Ave., Hempstead, serving 250 guests at noon and distributing 50 turkeys. Contact: Capt. Charles Roberts at (518) 461-8937
• Nov. 23: Brownsville, 280 Riverdale Ave., Brooklyn, serving 150 guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Majors Steven Lopes at(518)390-1647
• Nov. 24: Times Square, 315 West 47th Street, New York, serving 75 guests from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Lt. Pratik Munn-Shirsath at (917) 771-7277
• Nov. 24: Ridgewood Citadel, 69-23 Cypress Hills St., serving 100 guests at 2 p.m., distributing 60 holiday baskets, and 60 turkeys. Contact: Capt. Roberto Ciriaco at (347) 403-3617.
• Nov. 25: New Rochelle, 22 Church St., serving 150 guests at noon. Contact: Major Luxene at (516) 945-4039.
• Nov. 25: Stapleton, 15 Broad St., Staten Island, serving 200 guests at 11:30, distributing 200 holiday baskets and 200 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Jacknier Tripari at (267) 694-9788.
• Nov. 26: Bushwick, 1151 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, serving 150 guests at 12:30pm, distributing 175 holiday baskets and 175 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Shakai Drigo at (34 7) 886-4 733.
• Nov. 26: Port Jervis, 99 Ball St., serving 80 guests from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Contact: Capt. Jonathan Ross at
(347) 276-4117.
• Nov. 27: Harlem, 540 Lenox Ave., serving 300 guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.rn., distributing 375 holiday baskets, 375 turkeys, and 250 gift cards. Contact: Lt. Chakanaka Watch at (845) 519-0710.
• Nov. 27: Bedford, 601 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, serving 150 guests from noon to 2 p.m. and delivering 150 home delivery meals. Contact: Lt. Colonel Dewhurst Jonas at (646) 468-8417.
• Nov. 27: Bensonhurst, 7307 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, serving 350 guests at 11am and distributing 900 chickens. Contact: Major Ricky Ki at (646) 593-1675.
• Nov. 27: Bronx Citadel, 425 E. 159th St., serving 200 guests f om 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., distributing 150 holiday baskets, and 150 turkeys. Contact: Capt. Elias Goiz-Escobar at (914) 672-5104.

• Nov. 27: Manhattan Citadel, 145 E. 125th St., serving 250 guests at 1 p.m., distributing 250 holiday baskets, and 250 turkeys. Contact: Major Richard Lopez at (845) 213-8380.
• Nov. 27: Port Richmond, 1295 Forest Ave., Staten Island, serving 50 guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., distributing 225 holiday baskets, and 225 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Paula Aguilera at (646) 260-6366.
• Nov. 27: Port Chester, 36 Bush Avenue, Port Chester, serving 160 guests at 6 p.111., distributing 50 holiday baskets, and 50 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Jonathan Quatela at (347) 277-5538

• Nov. 27: Poughkeepsie, 19 Pershing Ave., serving 120 guests from noon to 1:30pm. Contact: Major Moises Muniz at (917) 587-4249.

• Nov. 27: Peekskill, 117 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, serving 50 guests at noon. Contact: Captain Moises Muniz at (914) 218- 7758.

ov. 27: Riverhead, 130 Osborne Ave., serving 50 guests at 11:30 a.m., distributing 100 holiday baskets, 100 turkeys, and 200 pairs of socks. Contact: Lt. Florette Etienne at (646) 730-2029
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters (See details first page).
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Sunset Park, 520 50th St., Brooklyn, serving 150 guests on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a. m and 2 p.m and Distributing 150 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Rosario Torres-Arostegui at (34 7) 400-4 760.
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Bronx Tremont, 2121 Washington Ave., Bronx, serving 60 guests at 6 p.m. and distributing 130 holiday baskets Contact: Major Danilo Baptista at (929) 281-5262.

ov. 27: Riverhead, 130 Osborne Ave., serving 50 guests at 11:30 a.m., distributing 100 holiday baskets, 100 turkeys, and 200 pairs of socks. Contact: Lt. Florette Etienne at (646) 730-2029
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Sunset Park, 520 50th St., Brooklyn, serving 150 guests on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a. m and 2 p.m and Distributing 150 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Rosario Torres-Arostegui at (34 7) 400-4 760.
• Nov. 28: (Thanksgiving Day): Bronx Tremont, 2121 Washington Ave., Bronx, serving 60 guests at 6 p.m. and distributing 130 holiday baskets Contact: Major Danilo Baptista at (929) 281-5262.

The following locations will also provide turkeys, holiday baskets or home deliveries during Thanksgiving Week:

• Westbury, 992 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, distributing 350 turkeys. Contact: Lt. Jean Sainteme at (516) 232-1729
• Spring Valley, 179 North Main Street, Spring Valley, distributing SO holiday baskets, SO turkeys, and 25 home deliveries Contact: Majors Thomas Hinzman at (859) 421-6533
• Suffern, 179 North Main Street, Spring Valley, distributing 20 holiday baskets, 20 turkeys, and 24 home deliveries Contact: Majors Jairo Ramirez at (845) 598-0005
• Yonkers, 110 New Main Street, Yonkers, distributing 60 holiday baskets and 60 turkeys, Contact Lt. Neekenson Fils­Aime at (914) 510-4887

As one of the world’s largest social service charities, The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, shelter for the
homeless, and holiday assistance for millions of people in need throughout the year. When supporters give to The Salvation Army, the donation stays in in the local community to help those who need it most. To learn more, donate or get involved with a local Salvation Army, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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