News Thanksgiving dinner for 1,000 NYers in need served up by Salvation Army Salvation Army volunteers will be handing out winter coats in addition to hot meals. The Salvation Army Greater New York will serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 1,000 people in need on Thursday. Above, the Salvation Army hosts its annual Feast of Sharing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 22, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated November 21, 2018 1:45 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email More than 1,000 New Yorkers in need are expected to gather for a Thanksgiving feast in Manhattan. The Salvation Army Greater New York is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner, complete with all the fixings, at its headquarters at 120 W. 14th St. in Manhattan on Thursday. Free meals prepared by catering company Great Performances will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Many of the adults and families who come to us for Thanksgiving not only can’t afford a holiday meal, they have no one to share it with even if they could,” said Lt. Colonel Ricardo Fernandez, divisional leader of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. “We not only give them a wonderful dinner, we also give them a sense of family, friendship, and acceptance. Often, a meal like this can be a first step in helping them rebuild their lives.” Salvation Army volunteers also will be handing out winter coats, socks, bras and toiletries – just in time for the dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for Thursday and Friday. New Yorkers who live in the outer boroughs aren’t being forgotten, either. The Salvation Army will be hosting Thanksgiving dinners at its centers in the Bronx (2121 Washington Ave. in Tremont) and Brooklyn (520 50th St. in Sunset Park) on Thursday. By the end of the holiday weekend, the Salvation Army expects to have served more than 5,000 meals, handed out more than 2,000 holiday baskets and given away more than 3,000 turkeys and chickens in New York. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Spend Thanksgiving weekend in front of the TV There are plenty of streaming and marathon options this holiday. Freezing temperatures on tap for ThanksgivingParadegoers will need to bundle up this Thanksgiving. Brooklyn teen fills 'completely bare' fridges on LESThe 18-year-old started an organization four years ago to give food to families in need. Where you can volunteer for ThanksgivingWest Side Campaign Against Hunger and New York Cares offer just a handful of ways to help. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.