Helping Hand Rescue Mission’s 59th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey & Food Distribution provides food for a family’s full Thanksgiving meal, dessert and a special breakfast, to those in need right in our community. This year we’ll be meeting another increased need in our community. Although we are sad that more families in our community are going through difficult times economically due reduced hours, health issues etc., we are grateful that we can be of assistance with food boxes full of all the necessary treats! We feel incredibly blessed that as a community, there’s always something that we can do to make life more stable and full of love and support for our neighbors in need.
Last year in the midst of most challenging times, together we met the needs of approximately 1,500 neighbors in need that was up 200 families from 2021. This Thanksgiving we are preparing to serve 1700 families with grateful hearts by providing for their Thanksgiving meals. That’s 200 more families than we blessed last year. It’s a lot of food to collect and distribute but we are excited and we are honored to rise to the challenge. We’re counting on kind people like you to help. It is always the heart of the mission to love, to serve, and to give to our community especially during the holiday season.
How can I help?
Fill a Box, Feed a Family! Pick up an empty distribution box or boxes beginning October 1st from Helping Hand Rescue Mission during our donation hours (Monday 10AM-2PM, Tues 10-11 or 1-6pm, Wed-Fri 10-11 or 1-4pm, Saturday 10AM-1PM), fill it with the items on our Fill A Box List (posted below) For a family, and bring it back to the mission full and unsealed so we can get it ready to be given to a family! Boxes must be returned to Helping Hand Rescue Mission November 13-16th during our donation hours.
Please call ahead if you need multiple boxes so we are prepared.
Due to the logistics of handling 1500 turkeys, we are encouraging a $20-$25 gift card be included so that the family can purchase a turkey or other items for their meal.
You can also donate food items on our Thanksgiving Pantry Needs list to our pantry! Scroll down to see the list!
Host a Thanksgiving food drive at your workplace or even from your home. We’ll provide the list of needed items and the boxes if you decide to do Fill A Box-Feed A Family! Thank you in advance for helping to provide Thanksgiving for families in our community that might not have a special holiday meal otherwise.
You can also donate financially! You can help us buy items that we don’t have enough of in our pantry and offset Thanksgiving Meal costs! $75 sponsors the food for an entire Thanksgiving meal for a family in need. You can mail a check to Helping Hand Rescue Mission P.O. Box 325 Huntington Station, NY 11746.
You will receive a tax receipt.