COVID has been absolutely devastating for New York’s Hungry. The food demand skyrocketed in 2020, bringing in a flood of new people who had never visited a food pantry before (40% of recipients this year had never visited a food pantry before). This year alone, the Campaign Against Hunger served 330,000 families and distributed 8.6 million meals, while building over 250 partners to help with distribution.
And now, Thanksgiving is looming.
Being unable to afford a turkey for one's family on Thanksgiving is a painful experience, and an all-too-common reality for America's hungry, 50% of whom are children. Project Turkey aims to rectify this situation. By choosing one of New York City's largest food pantries serving some of NYC's hardest-hit neighborhoods (BedStuy/Brownsville/East New York), we strive to provide enough turkeys this Thanksgiving so that no one is turned away hungry from The Campaign Against Hunger, a 501-c-3 that feeds hundreds of families each day. To accomplish this, we aim to purchase at least 650 turkeys. We need to raise at least $10,000 by November to buy 650 turkeys (at a cost of roughly $15 each).
As always, 100% of money received by the Campaign will be used for turkeys, and 0% will be used for overhead.
Thanks to your help, we have raised approximately $80,000 over the last four years alone, and Governor Cuomo even stopped by to hand out some turkeys. Please visit
to see pictures of the results and to see the smiles you put on the faces of all the families and kids.
And please considering donating $15.
p.s. If you would like to create your own fundraising team, it’s very easy: just visit https://www.crowdrise.com/project-turkey-2020 and scroll down a bit and on the far right click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. And feel free to copy and paste this description and email it out to potential donors or post on social media to help raise money for your team.