Christmas Meal Covered by NY1, Fox 5 and ABC7

New York’s Fox and ABC stations, along with Spectrum News NY1, visited our annual Christmas meal. They spoke with guests, volunteers and Goddard Riverside employees about the importance of addressing hunger and loneliness during holiday time. Watch NY1’s story here and see photos of our wonderful volunteers and staff in action below.

Captions, from top: Goddard Riverside Executive Director Rod Jones and Manager of Community and Corporate Engagement Brianne Kilpatrick visit with volunteers in the kitchen

Cookies and pies, many baked and donated by generous community members, are always a highlight of the meal

Holiday decorations create a festive atmosphere

Brianne Kilpatrick with Holiday Meals Committee member and longtime volunteer Lee Hunkins

Volunteers carved 120 turkeys to feed more than 1,000 people