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Where to Volunteer on Thanksgiving Eve + Day {2018} in Hoboken and Jersey City

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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Thanksgiving Day is often filled with food, family, football, and fun. However, for so many, the day can be quite difficult if family and friends are not around — or if putting all the fixings on the table is not possible. We have rounded-up opportunities to serve the community on both Thanksgiving Eve {Wednesday, November 21st} and Thanksgiving Day {Thursday, November 22nd} — we are certain that local residents and organizations in need will be grateful.

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Thanksgiving Eve Opportunities {Wednesday, November 21st}

AngelaCARES 8th Annual Feed the Seniors {3044 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City}

AngelaCARES will be providing local seniors with Thanksgiving dinner. The tradition of feeding over 1,000 home-bound seniors will continue this year with the help of generous donors and volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 9:30AM-8:00PM to help package meals. The meals will be delivered from 3:00PM-7:00PM and volunteers are needed for delivery as well. To register as a volunteer, click here. For more information on how to register a senior for a meal, please the website here.

Jersey City Pulse’s First Annual Thanksgiving Drive {255 Grove Street & 234 York Street, Jersey City}

JC Pulse is hosting its first annual Thanksgiving Drive and there’s still time to donate. From now through Wednesday at 5:00PM, you can drop-off non-perishable and canned food items at either of the two drop-off locations: BLVD Realty {255 Grove Street} and Downtown 234 Gallery {234 York Street}. All donations will benefit Hope House, a women and children’s shelter.

READ: Hoboken + Jersey City Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving {2018}

Thanksgiving Day Opportunities {Thursday, November 22nd}

The Hard Grove & PACO Thanksgiving Meal 2018 {284 First Street Jersey City}

Puertorriquenos Asociados for Community Organization and The Hard Grove Restaurant will be serving anyone facing adversity this season with a hot Thanksgiving meal. Anyone who could benefit is welcome to come celebrate in the festivities of the holiday from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Volunteers are needed and those looking to serve are asked to call Dr. Anna Villafane or email The Hard Grove restaurant. For more information, click here.

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Thanksgiving Community Brunch {398 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Jersey City}

The Hudson County Community Foundation is hosting a Thanksgiving Community Brunch. Beginning at 12:00PM, guests will enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch surrounded by fellow residents. For volunteer opportunities, contact Reverend Bolivar Flores. For all contact information, visit the Hudson County Community Foundation’s Facebook Page here.

Hoboken Shelter Community Dinner {300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Shelter welcomes volunteers to assist in serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Volunteers are needed to help with serving dinner, sorting clothing and food donations and socialize with guests. All volunteers must contact the shelter to register. For more information on registration, visit the website here.

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Mario’s Pizza Thanksgiving Dinner {742 Garden Street, Hoboken}

Like every year, Mario’s Pizza will be providing a free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need this holiday. The festivities will begin at noon on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are welcome to show up to help serve guests.

Zack’s Thanksgiving Dinner {232 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

While Zack’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to their loyal clientele, it will be open to those who are in need of a Thanksgiving dinner. Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering on Thanksgiving Day can speak to staff at Zack’s.

Salvation Army Jersey City Corps Thanksgiving Food Distribution {562 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City}

The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feeding Service with holiday basket distribution. To get involved at the Jersey City location, visit the site here for contact information. If you are not spending the holiday in Hudson County and want to get involved in service, give the Salvation Army in your area a call to inquire about volunteer needs.

See More: Thanksgiving Catering in Hoboken + Jersey City {So All You Do is Show Up} 

Know of any other spots that need volunteers this Thanksgiving? Share with us in the comments below!

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