Bay Ridge Cares delivers more than 500 Thanksgiving meals to families in need

A group of 80 volunteers with Bay Ridge Cares teamed up to deliver more than 500 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need.
Bay Ridge Cares

The season of giving continues!

A Bay Ridge nonprofit is celebrating after another successful Thanksgiving food drive, during which the organization delivered a whopping 550 hot meals to local families in need.

A group of 80 volunteers with Bay Ridge Cares worked the night before Turkey Day to package and deliver the meals to senior or home-bound neighbors who otherwise wouldn’t have had the means to enjoy a holiday meal.

Shore Hill Housing in Bay Ridge provided the group with space to assemble the meals, in a continuation of the facility’s nearly decade-long partnership with Bay Ridge Cares.

Bay Ridge Cares was originally formed following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 when community members came together to prepare and deliver over 28,000 meals — including 1,000 Thanksgiving meals in the weeks following the storm.

But the families who benefit from Bay Ridge Cares aren’t the only people giving thanks.

“It is because of all the support our community has given Bay Ridge Cares that has allowed us to do so much good work for so many of our neighbors,” Bay Ridge Cares Co-Founder and President Karen Tadross said. “That doesn’t happen without our volunteers, donors and community partners, all of which we are so grateful to.”

This year’s turkeys and trimmings were delivered to individuals and families at 180 different addresses in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst.