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Thanksgiving Challenge


We help families in poverty every day. There are certain days when poverty hurts more.

Help us make sure that EVERY FAMILY has PLENTY on this special holiday and throughout the year. One in nine people in Eastern Massachusetts do not know where their next meal will come from. You can help The Salvation Army in its daily fight against hunger. On Thanksgiving Day, food takes on even greater meaning. More than sustenance, the turkey and all the fixings represent normalcy, family, community.

If you and your family are blessed to have what you need this Thanksgiving, won’t you help to ensure that every family has PLENTY?

Imagine sitting down with your family to eat Thanksgiving Dinner and being able to reflect on the number of people enjoying a turkey and all the fixings in their homes because of you.

When you help us provide Thanksgiving Baskets to over 2,000 families, you are giving far more than a turkey and all the fixings. You are PROVIDING HOPE to over 10,000 children, parents and grandparents as they enjoy a hearty, nutritious Thanksgiving meal.

Thanks to a lead gift from Northern Light, your gift can double in impact! For the seventh year in a row, Boston-based Northern Light, a leading provider of strategic research portals will contribute $50,000 to encourage other corporations and individuals to donate to the basket distribution. With their gift leading the way, we are off to a strong start toward raising $100,000. 


$10,000 DONATION
Provides 182 families with Thanksgiving dinnerWCVB

Provides 217 individuals with Thanksgiving dinner

Provides 46 families with Thanksgiving dinner

Provides 32 large turkeys to families of six or more people


*All funds raised over and above what is needed for Thanksgiving meals will be used to support our feeding programs and food pantries in Greater Boston.


If you are in need of assistance in Boston, view the information below.
If you are in need of assistance in another Massachusetts community, find our location nearest you.


BOSTON Thanksgiving Distribution
(Boston Only)

Pre-Registration: Open
Distribution:  Saturday, November 23, 2019

You will need to bring in the following information:
  • Picture ID for all the adults living in the household
  • Current utility bill (home phone, gas, electric, cable and water) – verifies where you live
  • Birth Certificate of each child in your household under the age of 16
  • Proof of financial need (Mass Health Card, WIC, SSI approval letter, Current pay stub, etc.)

**  Qualifying families are also invited to pre-register for Christmas Assistance:

Quantities are limited and registration is based upon a first come first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION and pickup location is based upon your zip code.

South End Corps | 1500 Washington Street, Boston | 617.536.5260 | Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Back Bay/Beacon Hill: 02108, 02114, 02116, 02117
Fenway/Kenmore: 02123, 02115, 02215
Central: 02109, 02210, 02111, 02112, 02113, 02123, 02134, 02135, 02163
South End: 02118

Boston Central Corps | 23 Vernon Street, Roxbury | 617.427.6700 | Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Roxbury: 02119, 02120
Roslindale: 02131
Hyde Park: 02133, 02136, 02137
West Roxbury: 02132
Jamaica Plain: 02130

Chelsea/ East Boston Corps | 258 Chestnut Street, Chelsea | 617.884.0260 | Please call to make an appointment.

East Boston: 02128
Charlestown: 02129

Children's Learning Center | 26 Wales Street, Dorchester | 617.436.2480 | Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Dorchester: 02122, 02124
Mattapan: 02126
Hyde Park: 02133

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center | 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester | 617.318.6900 | Tuesday and Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m, Thursday 4:00 -6:00 p.m. 

Dorchester: 02121, 02125, 02127