Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza 2017 | Community Solidarity
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On Sunday, November 19th, Community Solidarity will be organizing its annual Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza. It's the world's largest Vegan Thanksgiving, it's free, and anyone in need of food or clothing is welcome! All are welcome to volunteer. 

Every year hundreds of volunteers share over 100,000 pounds of vegetarian groceries with thousands of people in need at this one event. Everyone coming for food will receive a week's worth of vegetarian groceries, a gourmet vegan feast and they'll be able to select a new wardrobe from a massive selection of free clothing we'll be sharing throughout the afternoon.

The best part... this is just one of a dozen events we'll be organizing throughout the weeks before and after Thanksgiving. Read on to learn more about our Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza or sign up to volunteer here. We'll be organizing special Thanksgiving events from Nov. 18th-27th! 

The World's Largest Vegan Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving tens millions of animals are tortured for a holiday that is said to be about "giving thanks" all while 1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger. Our Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza on Sunday, Nov. 19th, is about helping people and animals. Community Solidarity is America's largest vegetarian hunger relief organization and we share millions of pounds of vegetarian groceries with tens of thousands of people every year. 

So on Sunday, November 19th at 2 pm, Community Solidarity will be transforming the weekly Hempstead Food Share into what we're calling the Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza.

In addition to sharing over 100,000 pounds of vegetarian Thanksgiving groceries, clothing and books - we'll also be dishing up a gourmet vegan feast made up of dozens of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages.

This event will be the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever and it will be the embodiment of a community that is standing in solidarity against hunger and in defiance of poverty. It's also all part of our annual Thanksgiving celebrations, read on to see all our additional events!

This thing is just going to be huge! Last year, this was the largest Community Solidarity Food Share ever! This year we're looking to outdo ourselves yet again.

 

To make this happen we need your help. Take the pledge to help out and stand in solidarity! Or donate some much-needed funds to our nonprofit. We encourage everyone to participate by collecting needed items (like clothing, books, toys and other necessities) and sharing them with us on the 19th. We also encourage everyone to cook up their favorite vegan dishes and bring them down as well.

Location:
Hempstead Train Station, 1 pm for volunteers 2 pm for food. 
W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Ways you can help

1. Bring Vegetarian Grocery items or clothing to donate on the 19th

2. Prepare a vegan hot meal that we can share at the event

3. Bring friends! We'll need a lot of help.

4. Share Vegan Thanksgiving info on Facebook, Instagram, etc..

Other Vegan Thanksgiving Events

All our Thanksgiving events

Sat, Nov. 18th @ Noon: Wyandanch Food Share
Sat, Nov.18th @ 3 pm: Bed-Stuy Food Share
Sat, Nov. 18th @ 7 pm: Vegan Thanksgiving Prep/Cooking Party
*Sun, Nov.19th @ 2 pm: The World's Largest Vegan Thanksgiving!
Mon, Nov. 20th All day/night: Solidarity Caravans
Tues, Nov. 21th @ 7 pm: Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd All day/night: Solidarity Caravans
Thurs, November 23rd@11am: Vegan Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville
Thurs, Nov. 23rd @ 6:30 pm: Farmingville Food Share
Fri, Nov. 24th @ 10 am: Black Friday Free Store
Fri, Nov. 24th @ 2 pm: Pies Not Bombs p.1
Sat, Nov. 25th @ Noon: Pies Not Bombs! Wyandanch
Sat, Nov. 25th @ 3 pm: Pies Not Bombs! Bed-Stuy
Sun, Nov. 26th, @ 2 pm: Let's Not Let It Go to Waste, Hempstead
Mon, Nov. 27th, All-day: Let's Not Let It Go to Waste, Long Island
Mon, Nov. 27th @ 7 pm: Dumpster Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, November 18th @ Noon

Wyandanch Food Share

Our weekly Wyandanch Food Share will be expanded the Saturday before Thanksgiving and will include more groceries and clothing. To help organize this event please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org.

Location:
Straight Path
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Saturday, November 18th @ 3 pm

Bed-Stuy Food Share

Our weekly BedStuy Food Share will be expanded the Saturday before Thanksgiving and will include more hot meals, groceries, and clothing. To help organize this event please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org.

Location:
Von King Park
Lafayette & Marcy Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216

Saturday, November 18th @ 7 pm

Vegan Thanksgiving Preparation & Cooking Party

 

Deep-frying, dirty dancing and treats. On Saturday, November 18th @ 7 pm we'll be loading trucks with plant-based groceries and cooking up a vegan storm at this very special pre-vegan Thanksgiving affair. Bring friends, drinks, awesome vegan dishes and MORE IMPORTANTLY - Vegan Staples and Warm Clothing that can be given out at the following Food Share - "Hempstead Food Share Bonanza".

We'll be working hard to prepare for the following day's activities but we'll be playing hard too. It's $5 to $10 dollars to get in, sliding scale, and if you're super cool you'll bring, clothing (winter clothing especially), toys, books, games, bikes, skateboard, vegan staples (canned beans, bagged rice, etc…) Everyone is welcome to a place to crash for the night and in the morning you're welcome to join us for all the craziness that is the Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza.

Location:

Due to the popularity of this event, space is limited. Invite of For RSVP to get in. 

RSVP on Facebook

Sunday, November 19th @ 2 pm

Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza!

On Sunday, November 19th at 2 pm Community Solidarity will be transforming the weekly Hempstead Food Share into what we're calling the Hempstead Food Share Bonanza.

In addition to sharing tens-of-thousands of pounds of Thanksgiving groceries, clothing and books - we'll also be dishing up a cooked vegan feast made up of dozens of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages.

It's all part of our annual Thanksgiving celebrations. This event, the Hempstead Bonanza, will be the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever and it will be the embodiment of a community that is standing in solidarity against hunger and in defiance of poverty.

Basically, this thing is just going to be huge! Last year, this event was the largest Community Solidarity Food Share in ever! This year we're looking to outdo ourselves yet again.

But to make this happen we need your help. Take the pledge to help out and stand in solidarity! Or donate some much-needed funds to our nonprofit. We encourage everyone to participate by collecting needed items (like clothing, books, toys and other necessities) and sharing them with us on the 19th. We also encourage everyone to cook up their favorite vegan dishes and bring them down as well.

Location:
Hempstead Train Station
W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza.
Hempstead, NY 11550

RSVP on Facebook

Monday, November 20th @ Various Times All Day

Community Solidarity Caravans

On Monday, Nov. 20th Community Solidarity will be organizing volunteers interested in picking up and delivering food across Long Island/NYC into teams that will bring aid to soup kitchens and pantries. The idea is to pair volunteers together, have them collect donations of food and clothing, and have them deliver those donations to people in need across Long Island.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org or if you'd like to signup to help out, please take the pledge here.

Locations:
Various locations across Long Island & NYC.

Tuesday, November 21st @ 7 pm

Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share

We welcome everyone to participate in a special Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share – come volunteer and help share with your community. If you have any extra toys, books, clothes or school supplies that you'd like to share they'll get put to good use.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org.

Location:
Huntington Food Share
E. 6th St. & Fairground Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743

Wednesday, November 22nd @ Various Times All Day

Community Solidarity Caravans

On Wednesday, Nov. 22nd Community Solidarity will be organizing volunteers interested in picking up and delivering food across The idea is to pair volunteers together, have them collect donations of food and clothing, and have them deliver those donations to people in need across Long Island.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org or if you'd like to signup to help out, please take the pledge here.

Locations:
Various locations across Long Island & NYC.

Thursday, November 23rd 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville

On Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, you're invited to share lunch with Community Solidarity in Farmingville at our weekly Food Share location off Horseblock Rd. (click here for the address).

From 11am-1pm we'll be sharing hot meals with anyone who'd like to stop by. Feel free to cook up your tasty vegan dishes and share them with the hundreds of people who will be stopping by. This event is being run as a potluck so your participation is greatly appreciated. You can bring extra clothing, books or whatever else you can think of.

Please consider sharing your time to help make this event, and our other Thanksgiving events, as great as possible. Take the Pledge to Get Involved Here or help by Donating Some Funds.

Location:
Farmingville Food Share
Horseblock Rd & Woodycrest Dr
Farmingville, NY 11738

Thursday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm

Farmingville Food Share

After a week of crazy events, it's easy to forget that we still have our weekly Food Share in Farmingville (Please note we'll be holding this Share 30 minutes before our regular time). Unfortunately, since this Food Share is during dinnertime on Thanksgiving many of our regular volunteers will be with their families, and therefore, not be able to make it. Because of this, we're asking for your help, with the Share and the litany of pickups we do beforehand. If you're interested in helping out please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org or take the pledge here.

Location:
Farmingville Food Share
Horseblock Rd & Woodycrest Dr.
Farmingville, NY 11738

Friday, November 24th 10:30 am

6th Annual Black Friday Free Store

In the spirit of giving and mutual aid, and in solidarity with striking Walmart workers, the Occupy Free Store will be holding its second annual Black Friday Free Store event in Walmarts parking lot, continuing the tradition we started last year with our "100% Off For The 99%!" event.

Location:
161 Centereach Mall,
Centereach, New York 11720

Friday & Saturday, November 24th & 25th

Pies Not Bombs!

You may not realize this, but every food store on Long Island tosses out their surplus pumpkin and apple pies the day after Thanksgiving. That's unless we come in to save them! Community Solidarity will be traveling to stores across Nassau, Suffolk, Kings and Manhattan counties to collect those pies for redistribution. Last year we shared thousands of pies with our neighbors and with your help we hope to do an even better job of it this year.

Locations:

Friday, November 24th @1pm
To be announced

Saturday, November 25th @Noon
Wyandanch Food Share
Straight Path & Commonwealth Dr.
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Saturday, November 25th @3pm
Bed-Stuy Food Share
Lafayette & Marcy Ave 
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Sunday, November 26th @2 pm

Let's Not Let It Go To Waste, Hempstead

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we're expecting a massive surplus of food leftover from Thanksgiving. We know that we'll need a ton of extra volunteers and vehicles to transport all those goods. We don't want anything going to waste. If you're interested in helping out please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org or take the pledge here.

Location:
Hempstead Train Station
W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Monday, November 27th All-day

Let's Not Let It Go To Waste, Long Island

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, we're expecting a massive surplus of food leftover from Thanksgiving. We know that we'll need a ton of extra volunteers and vehicles to transport all those goods. We don't want anything going to waste. If you're interested in helping out please email us at volunteers [at] communitysolidarity [dot] org or take the pledge here.

Location:
All across Long Island

Monday, November 27th @ 7 pm

Dumpster Scavenger Hunt

Did you know Thanksgiving is the most wasteful day of the year? It is and for those interested in seeing how bad that waste is; on Monday, November 27th @ 7 pm we'll be meeting up in Huntington Station (RSVP for location), for a Dumpster Scavenger Hunt. We'll be breaking up into teams and scavenging Long Island for hidden treasures. Expect dirty fun, adventure, and new friends.

This event is open to everyone, feel free to bring friends, but you'll need to RSVP for the meetup location. 

Location:
Must RSVP