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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in London
9The Jones Family Kitchen, Belgravia
Modern steakhouse The Jones Family Kitchen is celebrating Thanksgiving with a three-course dinner with the option of pairing it with classic US-style cocktails and a glass of chardonnay. The menu starts with cream of squash soup with pumpkin seeds and winter truffle, followed by roast turkey with buttermilk mash, greens, sprouts, garlic buttered breadcrumbs, stuffing and lashings of gravy. For dessert, you can choose between pumpkin and pecan pie. The pairing cocktails celebrate classic US harvest fruits (apple, blueberry, grape and cranberry) and use a Wild Turkey base. The menu must be pre-booked and is free thanksgiving food boxes near me November 25-27.
Menu £39.50pp or £82pp with paired drinks; 7-8 Eccleston Yards SW1W 9NF; jonesfamilyproject.co.uk
Thanksgiving at Riding House Cafe, Fitzrovia. Photo: Riding House Cafe
Ottolenghi Festive home kit. Photo: Ottolenghi
10 Rail House Café & Riding House Cafe, Fitzrovia & Victoria
Sister venues Rail House Café in Victoria and Riding House Café in Fitzrovia are both offering up a strong Thanksgiving feast this year. Served all together like a home roast, you’ve got roast Norfolk turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, and maple-buttered sweet potatoes. There’s a host of delicious sounding sides too – truffled mac and cheese, creamed corn casserole, glazed sprouts with bacon and green beans and praline. Dessert will be a choice of two smash-hit American pies – pumpkin brûlée pie or pecan pie. To kick the meal off, there’s an optional aperitif – a Kentucky bucket with Maker’s Mark, cider, mango tea, maple syrup orange bitters, lemon and star anise – which comes as an individual cocktail or as a sharing bowl (£9/£45). Available November 25-26. Delivery boxes are also available.
Menu £45 pp; Rail House Café: 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria SW1E 5DJ
Riding House Café: 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia W1W 7PQ
11 Ottolenghi at home, Notting Hill, Marylebone & Belgravia
Want to spend Thanksgiving at home and still want a bang-up feast without any of the work? Ottolenghi has a range of Thanksgiving options you can pick up from the Notting Hill, Marylebone or Belgravia restaurants to take home. Coming in various portion sizes, there’s boneless Turkey rolled with mint and cumin and either a chestnut, prune, pancetta and sage stuffing or stuffing with dried apricot, fig, celery and rosemary. The sides are plenty and sound a treat. Choices include festive dirty rice, roasted sweet tri counties bank toll free number with pecan, sultana maple and spring onion, and green beans with burnt butter, yogurt sage, lemon and almond. For dessert, choose from pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple galette on walnut pastry. Menu items are individually priced.
List: Here’s Where To Get A Free Thanksgiving Meal Or Food Box In Maryland
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanksgiving may be difficult for many families this year as many Marylanders are still without jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several area organizations want to help families in need and help them put a Thanksgiving meal on the table.READ MORE: MTA To Allow Personally Owned E-Bikes And E-Scooters On Public Transit
Here’s a list of where to get help if you need it:
Empowerment Temple:The church is holding their Annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Nov. 24 between noon to 1 p.m. Come and drive through our parking lot to collect a box full of thanksgiving dinner goodies! It’s one box per car while supplies last.
Life Source Churches:If you and your family are in need of food for Thanksgiving, please let us know by contacting the church office at (410) 391-8000. The deadline for contact is Friday, November 20, by 5 p.m.
Maryland Food Bank: Find a food pantry near you. Click here and enter your zip code.
New Shiloh Baptist Church: The church is hosting a Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway starting at 10 a.m. at 2100 North Monroe Street in Baltimore.
Park Heights Renaissance:Thanksgiving Food Giveaway Saturday, November 21 from noon to 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of Reisterstown Road 21215READ MORE: Coalition Calls On Lawmakers To Override Hogan's Veto Of Public Transit Bill
Ravens: Several current and former players will be hosting food distribution events through Nov. 24. Details are here.
Uproar! will have a Thanksgiving drive-thru giveaway Saturday, Nov. 21 between 1 and 2 p.m. for families in need. The church is giving away bags of various food including whole turkeys, boxes of produce, bags of stuffing, rice, gravy, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, fruits. Uproar Church is located at 10711 Red Run Boulevard in Owings Mills, Maryland.
If you know of any other food donations, please email [email protected]
Also some organizations are collecting donations to help feed individuals and families.
If you fortunate enough to help or can spare a few dollars or your time, here’s where you can donate it or volunteer:
4MyCity: The grassroots organization is trying to feed 8,000 Baltimore area families this Thanksgiving. Learn how to donate money or simple bank location here.
Helping Up Mission: Help feed the homeless this Thanksgiving. Donate here.
Maryland Food Bank:Donate a Thanksgiving meal to a Maryland family.MORE NEWS: 'An Absolute Game Changer': Hogan And Transportation Officials Break Ground On Howard Street Tunnel Expansion Project
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Baskets, backpacks, to-go meals: How thousands in region will be fed this Thanksgiving
This year, a Thanksgiving meal for a group of 10 will cost, on average, more than $53.
The estimate from the American Farm Bureau Federation is 14% higher than a year ago, and the highest in the survey’s 36 years.
Now, estimate how much it would cost to feed a group of 1,500.
“The cost for turkey dinner is almost double from what it was last year,” said Frankie Flowers, a Poughkeepsie community activist. “And, there's not as much. All the stores free thanksgiving food boxes near me saying they're having a hard time getting food.”
And yet, Flowers is among a number of individuals and organizations around the region who will be serving meals Thursday and have been packing up meals to send home to those in need in recent days.
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Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen the number of those seeking support services grow and has necessitated increased safety measures, thousands will be fed this year at various events.
Flowers’ Thursday event was created last year to take the place of a charitable gathering that ran for 35 years, the Eileen Hickey holiday dinners, which have been cancelled for the second consecutive year. Each year on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Hickey dinners would serve roughly a thousand in Poughkeepsie.
Instead, Flowers and his crew of volunteers — Flowers has continued the work started by his father, John Flowers, who left a legacy of community giving at special events when he died in 2015 — will be at the Family Partnership Center in the city handing out to-go prepared meals. Dan Hickey, who, along with Flowers, was one of the organizers of the Hickey dinners, which are named for his late wife, will provide the food, and Poughkeepsie-based food prep company Fuel4Life will prepare it, Flowers said.
“We're going to package it all down there (at Fuel4Life), and then we're going to hand it out at the Family Partnership Center, like we did last year, in to-go containers,” Flowers said.
On Sunday, Flowers and a group of volunteers delivered roughly 750 Thanksgiving food baskets from MAG Auto Corp in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
"(Our volunteers) want to keep people from feeling like there is no hope — keep things positive and on the up and up and maybe give that extra push to let others know that someone cares about them," Flowers said.
The need for such events is evident. Hudson River Housing earlier this month noted it continues to see the number of people seeking emergency housing increase, as has been the case throughout the pandemic. In addition to the roughly 600 rentals it manages with people in need to consistent housing, the agency estimates it provides emergency shelter to around 110 each night another 20-30 receive housing from the county Department of Community and Family Services.
Not all the people who are in need of Thanksgiving assistance are homeless; roughly 28% of Dutchess households were above the federal poverty line but not making enough money to meet basics everyday needs, according to a United Way of New York report released last year using statistics from 2018.
Meal giveaway programs
The Thanksgiving event will follow several individual efforts to send food home to families., including one Wednesday at the Poughkeepsie Salvation Army Corps at 19 Pershing Ave., where meals will be distributed from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Common Ground Farm in Beacon each year backs up backpacks full of produce and a coupon for a free turkey at a local grocery store to send home with students in need in the Beacon City School District.
Youth Mission Outreach in Poughkeepsie on Saturday gave out 29 Thanksgiving meal baskets at Needle in the Haystack Thrift store in Poughkeepsie.
Newburgh Loaves and Fishes’ massive annual giveaway proceeded this year despite problems in the supply chain making some items more expensive or hard to find. The interfaith distribution planned to hand out 700 turkeys weighing 10 to 12 pounds each on Saturday; it estimated the cost in turkeys alone at $10,000.
They also contended with a run on rice, increasing costs of canned goods and an apparent scarcity of instant mashed potatoes.
"Availability is the struggle," said Paul Zalanowski, who runs the Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry with his wife, Linda, at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh that hosts Loaves and Fishes.
Deacon Irma Bahr-Madrid, chair of Newburgh Loaves and Fishes, said 100 of their turkeys were to be donated by local organizations and the other 600 came from the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
In the past two months, grocery store prices have risen, pushing more people to look for help feeding their families, according to information provided by Molly Nicol, CEO of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
The food bank is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of the national food bank network Feeding America. It provides supplies to area agencies, pantries and food programs for children and seniors.
Meats, in general, have been hard for the food bank to come by lately. It has also struggled to get butter, cheese and graham crackers, according to Nicol.
Those shortages have forced the food bank to source alternative supplies, such as turkey breasts, chicken, different cuts of meat and Nutri-Grain bars instead of graham crackers, all at a higher cost, Nicol said.
Before the live giveaway in Poughkeepsie Thursday, Flowers handed out baskets of complete but uncooked meals Sunday, and, with the help of free thanksgiving food boxes near me, he anticipated making 1,400 deliveries of meals around the region in all.
Flowers said finding delivery drivers is a challenge and was seeking volunteers. He said when it comes to volunteering and donating, any and all help is appreciated, for whatever task they are offering.
“We're never going to turn someone away,” he said. “No matter how many volunteers we have, we'll find something for them to do.”
People, in fact, may be the resource in most short supply for area food banks. The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is looking to hire drivers and warehouse workers to handle its stock.
“There's a ton of warehouses, including Amazon, and they're all offering bonuses and the like to have drivers and warehouse workers,” Sara Gunn, director of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, said. “So, we're all sort of fighting for the same pool of workers right now.”
In addition to an evergreen need for monetary donations, Gunn said the food bank can also use volunteers beyond the holiday season.
“In January and February, that’s the time when we're a little bit short on volunteers,” Gunn said. “You're getting into the depths of winter and everything, so that's really the time when we really could use people supporting us.”
To find your closest food pantry, visit regionalfoodbank.net/find-nearest-agency/ or call 845-534-5344. To volunteer for Flowers’ charity events on Thanksgiving or beyond, visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/frankie.flowers.71.
Staff writer Lana Bellamy contributed to this report.
Food Drives and Giveaways for Those in Need
Food drives and giveaways continue throughout South Florida for those in need and for those looking to help. They take shape as community fridges, produce giveaways, prepared food distribution and other food campaigns.
Thanksgiving is typically a time of year for holiday food drives organized by houses of worship, business and other organizations. We'll post those below.
If you want to help as a volunteer, donate or distribute food, give money or help in any other way, here are quick links to local causes:
Miami Community Fridges
Be the Change South Florida
Green Haven Project
South Dade Mutual Aid
Food Rescue US Miami
World Central Kitchen
Urban Oasis Project
Health in the Hood
Note: Throughout South Florida, there are ongoing efforts to distribute boxes of fresh produce, groceries and meals for anyone in need. Some giveaways are funded by donations. All of these events are subject to change, so check before heading over.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVES AND COMMUNITY MEALS
No Hunger November: Adopt a Family and Thanksgiving Food Frenzy
WHAT: Feeding South Florida has launched two initiatives for the holiday: Adopt a Family, where a $50 donation provides a family of four with a holiday meal box that includes a turkey, fresh produce, side dishes, gravy mix and dessert mix. Thanksgiving Food Frenzy invites schools, companies, organizations and groups to organize a food drive, either virtual or a collection, volunteering and promoting participation online. Top participants will get awards.
WHEN: Now underway
MORE INFO:Adopt a Family and Thanksgiving Food Frenzy
Second Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, Miami
WHAT: Multi-organizational community turkey drive with Roots Collective, Village Free.dge, Eat Well Exchange and other groups. Walk up and drive-through options.
WHEN: Tues., Nov. 23, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Roots Black House 2.0, 5525 NW 7 Ave., Miami
MORE INFO: Roots Collective
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
WHAT: 43rd annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway by Miami Beach PAL. This event is for families with a child on free or reduced lunch at any Miami Beach or North Bay village school or families on government assistance (SNAP/WIC or EBT)
WHEN: Tues., Nov. 23, 6-8pm
WHERE: North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72 St.
MORE INFO: Register here.
District 8 Miami-Dade Turkey Drive
WHAT: Annual drive-through turkey and dessert drive at Peterson's Harley Davidson in Cutler Bay thanks to the Miami Dolphins Foundation, Publix, Peterson's Harley Davidson, and small local District 8 businesses Lola the Baker, The Fudge Pie Co., and Redland’s Ice Cream and Bakery.
WHEN: Nov. 23, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Peterson’s Harley Davidson, 19825 S Dixie Hwy, Cutler Bay Cutler Bay
MORE INFO: Pre-register online by sending email to [email protected] or call 305-378-6677
Thanksgiving Fun Day
WHAT: Turkey giveaway, dance performances, bounce houses, flag football tournament, games, food and beverages at this free community-wide event from Miami Dade Parks, Commissioner Kionne McGhee, Minorities Against Injustice and the Kendall Police Dept.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Sun., Nov. 21 2-5pm
Sgt. Delancy Park, 14450 Boggs Dr., Richmond Heights
Mon., Nov. 22, 9am-11am
Homestead Air Reserve Park, 27401 SW 127 Ave.
Mon., Nov. 22, 4-6pm
Naranja Park, 14150 SW 264 St.
Tues., Nov. 23, 5pm-7pm
Everglades Village, 19308 SW 380 St., Florida City
Walk-up Food Distribution, North Beach
WHAT: Join Commissioner David Richardson for a walk up food distribution event in North Beach. Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
WHEN: Tues., Nov. 23, 9am-10am
WHERE: 7501 Collins Ave. behind the library
Miami's Community Fridges
WHAT: Buchanan’s Whisky is teaming up with Buddy System MIA, the nonprofit behind Miami’s Community Fridges, and local artists to establish and stock 10 community fridges in Miami’s most food insecure communities with free, nourishing foods, providing more than 28,000 meals to local underserved communities. Prominent Miami artists Reyna Noriega, AholSniffsGlue and Vic Garcia displayed their works in the latest fridges as part of the canceled Miami Art Week.
WHEN: Through Buchanan’s donation, the group has 10 fully stocked fridges to feed thousands of South Floridians in need.
Hialeah – Ruth A. Tinsman Pavillion, 6545 West 24th Avenue
Holland Hall, 555 East 1st Avenue
Little Haiti – FANM, 100 NE 84th Street
Wynwood – Mana Wynwood, 2222 NW 5th Avenue
Allapattah – 2198 NW 21st Street
Overtown – Overtown Optimist Club, 350 NW 12th Street
Coconut Grove – The Polished Coconut, 3600 Grand Avenue
Richmond Heights – Williams Groceries, 14660 Lincoln Boulevard
Homestead – Mr. Tutis Fruities 139 North Redland Road, Suite 11, Florida City
MORE INFO:Miami Community Fridge
Little Free Pantry
WHAT: Colorfully painted kiosks, like the Little Free Library stands, are devoted to foods. You can stop by to stock these pantries with free thanksgiving food boxes near me foods any time, or drop off food at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18 St., Boca Raton.
The Legacy Closet, 6000 W Atlantic Blvd., Margate
Chabad of Parkland, 7170 Loxahatchee Rd., Parkland
Chabad of Coral Springs, 3925 N University Dr., Coral Free thanksgiving food boxes near me International Learning House, 1800 Cathedral Dr., Margate
Temple Beth Orr, 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs
The Legacy Closet, 18569 SW 104th Ave., Cutler Bay
MORE INFO: Little Free Pantry
Health in the Hood Filling Fridges
WHAT: Through their Filling Fridges program, they will provide fresh food, grocery gift cards and distributing prepared meals to local senior centers, homeless shelters and religious organizations.
WHEN: Check their website for details.
WANT TO HELP? To connect with a group in need or volunteer, email Asha Walker. To donate, go here. Partners include The Office of City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Lotus House, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, WOW Center, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, The Edison Senior Community Center, Feeding South Florida, Miami-Dade Schools, Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank, Farm Share and Eat Clean.
Miami Beach Walk-up Food Distribution
WHAT: First-come, first-served food distribution while supplies last. Everyone must maintain free thanksgiving food boxes near me distancing and wear a mask.
WHEN/WHERE: Aug. 12 9am–Mid-Beach (Kosher food available), 4000 Chase Ave.; Aug. 19, 9am–South Beach, 833 6th St.; North Beach, 9am–North Beach, 7501 Collins Ave.
MORE INFO: Commissioner David Richardson, 305-673-7102
Community Refrigerator at Roots Black House
WHAT: Free food available to community members 24/7 in a fridge. Those in need can take what they want; anyone can donate food here, too. Greens grown in school food forests from The Education Fund are part of the offerings.
WHERE: Roots Collective print shop, 5505 NW 7 Ave.
MORE INFO: Roots Collective
FOOD GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL IN NEED
Miami-Dade County Food Distribution
WHAT: These sites include churches, businesses and parks.All events are drive-through. Residents must wear masks, stay in their vehicles and open their trunks when it's their turn in line.
WHEN: See below. 9am-11am
MORE INFO: Miami-Dade Free thanksgiving food boxes near me Food Distribution Sites
Every Wednesday: Homestead Air Reserve Park: 27401 SW 127th Avenue, Homestead
Feeding South Florida Distribution
WHAT: This organization distributes food regularly in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and also does one-time food giveaways.
MORE INFO: Look for food distribution here.
WANT TO HELP? Donate to the Feeding South Florida COVID-19 Response Fund. Donate here. Volunteer here.
Farm Share Distribution
Free drive-through food distribution for families in need. Bring a large canvas bag or box. We'll update locations, or follow here for upcoming dates and locations. Drive-up only; no walk-ins. More here.
Tues., Oct. 26, 9am-noon, Opa-Locka: 215 Perviz Ave.
Wed., Oct. 27, 9am-noon, Miami: Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church, 110 NE 62 St.
Fri., Oct. 29, 9am-noon, Miami Gardens: Norland Senior High School, 1193 NW 193 St.
Fri., Oct. 29, 9am-noon, Miami: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 9225 SW 137 Ave.
Fri., Oct. 29, 9am-11am, Miami: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Sat., Oct. 30, 9am-noon, Doral: J.C. Bermudez Doral Senior High School, 5005 NW 112 Ave.
Sat., Oct. 30, 10am-1pm, Florida City: 1055 NW 6 Ave.
Tues., Nov. 2, 9am-noon, Miami: Miami-Dade College Medical Campus, 1000 NW 20 St.
Wed., Nov. 3, 9am-noon, Miami: Miami Police Benevolent Assn., 2300 NW 14 St.
Tues., Nov. 9, 9am-noon, Goulds: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.
Wed., Nov. 10, 9am-noon, Miami: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.
Wed., Nov. 10, 9am-noon, Miami: Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50 St.
Sat., Nov. 13, 11am-3pm, Doral: 10000 NW 15 Terr.
Wed., Nov. 17, 9am-noon, Miami: Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 245 NW 8 St.
Thur., Nov. 18, 9am-noon, Perrine: CHI West Perrine Health Center, 18255 Homestead Ave.
Thur., Nov. 18, 9am-noon, Miami: Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22 Ave.
Sat., Nov. 20, 9am-noon, Miami: Jessie Trice Community Health System, 5361 NW 22 Ave.
Sat., Nov. 20, 10am-noon, Miami: Iglesia Bautista Resurreccion, 2323 SW 27 Ave.
Thur., Dec. 9, 9am-noon, Goulds: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 Free thanksgiving food boxes near me Fri., Nov. 19, 9:30am-noon, Lauderdale Lakes: Vincent Torres Memorial Park, 4331 NW 36 St.
Sat., Nov. 20, 8am-1pm, Fort Lauderdale: Faith Center Ministries, 5555 NW 95 Ave.
Miami-Dade Public Schools Meals
WHAT: Miami-Dade County Public Schools currently provides the Afterschool Meals Program, a sub-component of the Child Care Food Program under the U.S. Department of Agricultur, in more than 250 schools. The program will be implemented at two additional schools starting September 1, 2021: Andrea Castillo Prep Academy, 10201 NW 78th St, Doral, and Palmetto Middle School, 7351 SW 128th St., Pinecrest.
WHERE: Find out more here.
Broward Public Schools Meals
WHAT: Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch pick-ups for enrolled public school students are available at all schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Breakfast is free for all public school students. Lunch is provided based on meal benefit eligibility status: no charge for students who qualify for free lunch. Reduced-price lunch is .40, full-price lunch is $2 for elementary, $2.35 for middle school and $2.50 for high school students.
WHEN: Tuesdays 10am-1pm.
WHERE: List of schools here.
MORE INFO: Here's their website. Apply for reduced meals here.
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The Drive-Thru Pantry takes place at Clark County Food Bank and it’s one way to receive food boxes full of fresh produce, canned goods, and more from your vehicle as well as via bicycles and walk-ups. You’ll just need to ensure you can carry boxes that weigh about 5-10 lbs.
What to bring: CCFB drive-thru or Community Kitchen Intake Card OR names and birthdays of all people in your house
Lo que debes traer: Tarjeta del autoservicio del Banco de Comida del Condado de Clark (CCFB, por sus siglas en Inglés) o Tarjeta de Ingesta de Cocina Comunitaria, o el nombre y fecha de nacimiento de todas las personas de tu casa.
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6502 NE 47th Ave
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