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Hunger Doesn’t Stop for the Holidays

Every November, as part of our ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in New York City, BJ supports the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) Healthy Foods Holiday Challenge (formerly known as the Turkey Challenge) to ensure that all New Yorkers can enjoy a healthy holiday meal with their loved ones.

WSCAH, one of our longest-standing justice partners, is among the largest emergency food providers in New York. With the remarkable surge in food demand in NYC, this year they aim to provide 13,000 holiday food packages. 

At BJ, we know the power of our community can help those who may be facing challenges. A donation of just $75 provides a family with a turkey or other culturally appropriate alternative or vegetarian option, plus healthy groceries containing 50% fresh produce for their holiday meal.

Will you help us ensure WSCAH can provide New Yorkers in need with a holiday meal this season?  

Volunteer at WSCAH

Friday, November 17 @ 8:45-11:00 AM
Help pack and distribute healthy foods to those in need. Sign up →

Bake for Goddard Riverside

Calling all bakers! It’s almost time for the Goddard Riverside Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Join our partners at SPSA in contributing 8400 homemade cookies to Goddard Riverside’s annual holiday dinner for neighbors who need a Thanksgiving meal. Make your cookie pledge by November 15 →

Interfaith Day of Service

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30-5:00 PM
Join BJ and other faith-based groups around the city to support migrants during a day of education, service, and mobilization. Register →

Thanksgiving Meal with Migrant Families

Monday, November 20 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
Share the warmth of the holidays with those who need it most. Join us for a heartwarming pre-Thanksgiving meal, bringing together BJ members and migrant families from one of the local shelters. Register →