In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, we are coming to you with a very special request. We are asking for a donation to support Chilis On Wheels 5th annual vegan Thanksgiving Feast. We have in years past managed this event with the donations and cooperation of only our own volunteers. However, last year the New York City Parks deparment started charging Chilis On Wheels a fee to set up in Tomkins Square Park and to distribute food and supplies to people in need in the community. Chilis on Wheels is also responsible for providing food that was handled and prepared at a kitchen with a health certificate. (Previously, all food was donated by volunteers). The costs for the permits, insurance and food/supplies will total $10,000. We have been fortunate enough to secure a $5,000 match grant - so that every dollar you donate will be doubled up to $5,000 - making this event possible!. Every little bit helps. Our Community Feast is held in Tompkins Square Park and Harlem on Thanksgiving Day for a full spread of vegan food, coat and clothing drive, personal care packages of cruelty free products, a kid's area, information booth where questions about veganism can be answered, as well as local community and social service resources. Also, food is packed and picked up by teams of volunteers that distribute the food in routes throughout Manhattan to people that are lviing in the streets and in need of a warm Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers and community members eat together, breaking down barriers of us vs. them and enjoying a compassionate and delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal in the community. Thank you for helping!