Holiday Meals

Bringing the Community Together with 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 2023

Sign up here to volunteer for our Christmas meal

Volunteer slots are available at our UES partner, the Isaacs Center, too

Please come get a festive meal! Our dining room will be open from noon until 3 PM on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25. Everyone who would like a meal is welcome; there is a one meal per person limit.

Holiday Meals at Goddard Riverside bring 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. We welcome guests in our dining room and also deliver hundreds of meals throughout the Upper West Side.

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!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteers are key to the success of our holiday meals. Every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, more than 200 volunteers gather at 593 Columbus Avenue to cook and serve up to 1,500 delicious homemade turkey dinners.

This Christmas, we will be working over two days — Sunday, December 24, 2023 (prep) and Monday, December 25, 2023 (main event). Click the button below to select a volunteer shift.

Volunteer Food and Supplies

Turkeys, cookies, and more! Click here to see more ways to support Goddard Riverside’s Holiday Meals.

Make a Financial Gift

Please consider donating to support Holiday Meals.