Holiday Meals

A man carrying a tray holding a meal at our Holiday Meals gathering.
A man serving meals at Goddard's Holiday Meals event. Meals line the counter.
A woman standing by a table wearing a christmas hat.
Christmas 2019

Christmas 2022

Please come get a festive meal! We will be handing out to-go meals from noon until 3 PM on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25. Everyone who would like a meal is welcome; there is a one meal per person limit.

Holiday Meals at Goddard Riverside brings the community together on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day to serve a festive holiday dinner to our neighbors, including those who have homes and those who live without shelter.

Every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, volunteers gather at 593 Columbus Avenue to cook and serve more than a thousand holiday meals.

A neighborhood tradition for more than 40 years, Holiday Meals are made possible by donations from businesses, contributions from corporate partners, and hundreds of volunteers. It is an incredible community effort!

Volunteers are key to the success of our holiday meals. Feeding more than 1,000 men, women and children take the support of many people willing to volunteer for a morning or afternoon on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Sign Up

Last year with the help of our dedicated volunteers we were able to distribute over 1,500 take-out meals on both Thanksgiving and Christmas!  All volunteers must show proof of Covid vaccination upon entering.  Click here for in-person volunteer opportunities. Please note, all volunteers must be 13 or older, except for delivery shifts.

Volunteer from Home

Our Volunteer from Home options was a huge success last year. Click here to see how you can support Goddard Riverside’s Holiday Meals by volunteering from home.


Please consider donating to support Holiday Meals.