More than 1,000 Home-Cooked Meals to be Distributed at Goddard Riverside on Thanksgiving Day

A woman and a man wearing paper chef's toques smile at the camera while cooking food for the Holiday Meals

Contact: Trish Anderton, Director of Public Relations 
Goddard Riverside Community Center  
(m): 929-249-1449 

Event Details:   

Wednesday, November 25 
1-5 PM: Volunteers do meal prep 

Thursday, November 26 
7:30 AM – 2 PM: Meal prep and assembly 
10:30-12: Meals go out for delivery 

12-3: Meals available for pickup on-site

Location: Goddard Riverside  
593 Columbus Ave. (at 88th St.) 
Upper West Side, Manhattan 
New York, NY 10024 

Cameras welcome. Interviews with guests, volunteers and staff available. Please call in advance to inquire about early-morning standups. 

Goddard Riverside has reimagined its Holiday Meals to keep guests, volunteers and staff safe. Our hot, handmade meals will be delivered to homes or available for pickup on site; there will be no in-person dining this year.   

Our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals have been a tradition for over 30 years. This volunteer-driven event is strongly supported by donations from the community and is free and open to all.  

We are grateful to Mt. Sinai Urgent Care for their donation of hand sanitizer. 


For more than 100 years, Goddard Riverside has been committed to investing in people and strengthening community by meeting New Yorkers’ most essential needs. Goddard Riverside provides comprehensive educational, cultural and recreational programs for New Yorker of all ages, including early childhood education, after school, employment support, college access, youth programs, homeless outreach, senior centers and legal assistance.