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Free Thanksgiving Meals in New York City


Below is a list of New York City organizations who have opened their doors to serve others during this Thanksgiving season. Check out the list below, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bronx:
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church: Wednesday, 6:00 PM *Arrive any time on Thanksgiving and they will be able to heat up a meal
940 East 156th Street Bronx, NY 10455

Real Life Church & The Prodigal Center: Thursday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Thanksgiving meal plus free clothes and toiletries.
940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx NY 10474

Our Lady of Refuge: Thursday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
2708 Briggs Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458

Brooklyn:
Neighbors Together: Wednesday, 12:00-2:00 PM; Thursday, 12:00-2:00 PM,
2094 Fulton Street Brooklyn NY 11233

St. Stephen Outreach Community: Thursday, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
874 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206

St. John's Bread and Life: "Thanksgiving meal" Wednesday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
795 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221

Manhattan:
Bowery Mission: Thursday, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM
227 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Church of the Epiphany: Wednesday, "Thanksgiving Dinner" 6:00 PM
1393 York Avenue, New York NY 10021

Temple Sharaay Tefila: Thursday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
250 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075

Grand Central Neighborhood Social Service Corp: Anytime Thursday, Thanksgiving Day (24 hours)
120 East 32nd Street, New York NY 10016

The list will be updated on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24, as new information becomes available.

BCHN Celebrates National Healthy Lunch Day


Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is proud to announce joining with the American Diabetes Association to celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day today, Tuesday, November 15. The engagement day highlights the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle and encourages and motivates people in the workplace to commit to eating a healthy lunch today and every day.

"There is tremendous confusion about what to eat, that is, what is healthful and what is not," said BCHN Program Manager Michael Hernández. "Often the foods choices people make are full of calories, yet lack nutritional value, which contributes to rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity-related illnesses nationwide. National Healthy Lunch Day will help us inform and empower our associates to make healthy food choices."

To celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day, BCHN is sharing healthy lunch tips with associates and on social media.

"Since our founding more than 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association has championed the importance of healthy lifestyle choices as an important way to manage and prevent diabetes," said Alicia H. McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol, Vice President, Lifestyle Management, American Diabetes Association. "Through National Healthy Lunch Day, the Association calls on all Americans, including people with diabetes, to commit to making a healthy lunch part of their daily routine, whether it’s bringing a healthy brown bag lunch or choosing wisely while eating out. We are pleased that Bronx Community Health Network has joined our efforts."

To learn more about National Healthy Lunch Day, visit www.wellnessliveshere.org.

BCHN Helps Plant Daffodils at Devoe Park


Bronx REACH CHAMPS Parks & Open Spaces Coalition members Bronx Community Health Network, Fordham Hill Owners Corporation, Montefiore, New Yorkers for Parks and the NYC Parks Department joined forces with the kids from the Washington Greys Military Academy on Saturday, November 5 at Devoe Park to clean up, pull weeds rake, and plant 1,000 daffodil bulbs courtesy of The Daffodil Project.

Check out some highlights from the Daffodil Planting Party in the video below.