Salvation Army to Serve Thousands of Thanksgiving Dinners To New York City's Hungry and Homeless.
NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ --
The Salvation Army Salvation Army, Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. Organization and Beliefs
The Salvation Army has established branches in 100 countries throughout the world. will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner The centerpiece of contemporary Thanksgiving in the United States is a large meal, starring a large roasted turkey. All of the dishes in the traditional American version of Thanksgiving Dinner are made from foods native to North America, according to tradition the Pilgrims received these , with all the trimmings, to more than 7,000 hungry and homeless men, women and children in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. this year.
The largest meal will be served on Thanksgiving Day, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at The Salvation Army's Divisional Headquarters, located at 120 West 14th St., in Manhattan. More than 1500 individuals are expected at that location alone.
Meals will also be served at 15 other locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island Staten Island (1990 pop. 378,977), 59 sq mi (160 sq km), SE N.Y., in New York Bay, SW of Manhattan, forming Richmond co. of New York state and the borough of Staten Island of New York City. .
The Thanksgiving menu includes; turkey, mashed potatoes n. pl. 1. Potatoes which have been boiled and mashed to a pulpy consistency, usu. with sparing addition of milk, salt, butter, or other flavoring. It is a popular accompaniment to a meat course [U.S., 1900's], providing bulk and calories to a meal. with gravy, yams, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, apple juice, coffee, tea, apple and pumpkin pie.
Major Carl Schoch, The Salvation Army's Divisional Commander for the Greater New York area, indicates that hundreds of volunteers will assist Salvation Army staff with the massive feeding, considered one of the largest Thanksgiving dinner programs in the country.
Coming the furthest distance to volunteer is a group of faculty and students from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. Locally, volunteer groups include; Con Edison, St. Francis College of Brooklyn, Woodlands Community Temple (White Plains) and the Big Apple Boosters. For many individuals and families, volunteering to help he Salvation Army serve Thanksgiving Dinner has become a tradition.
Other Salvation Army locations where Thanksgiving Dinner will be served are:
Harlem Temple 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
540 Lenox Ave.
Manhattan Citadel 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
175 East 125th St.
Central Citadel (11/22) 11 a.m. to 12 noon
221 East 52nd St.
Bronx Citadel 12 noon
425 East 159th St.
Bronx Tremont 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2121 Washington Ave.
Bay Ridge 12 noon
252 86th St.
Brownsville (11/21) 12 noon to 2 p.m.
280 Riverdale Ave.
Bushwick (11/22) 2:30 p.m.
1151 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn Citadel 12 noon
321 Ashland Pl.
Sunset Park (11/19) 2 p.m.
520 50th St.
Jamaica Citadel 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
90-23 161st St.
Ridgewood (11/19) 12 noon
69-23 Cypress Hills St.
Queens Temple (11/22) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9
86-07 35th Ave.
Port Richmond (11/22) 11:30 a.m.
1295 Forest Ave.
Stapleton (11/22) 2 p.m.
15 Broad St.
For further information, contact Craig Evans at 212-337-7330.