The devastation of the coronavirus pandemic has pushed thousands of our neighbors into poverty as they struggle with hunger at the brink of economic ruin. Now, more than ever, coming together and helping one another is greatly needed. So with that in mind, Community Solidarity is gearing up for our annual holiday distributions.
On Sunday, November 22nd, Community Solidarity invites you to its annual Vegan Thanksgiving Bonanza. It's the world's largest Vegan Thanksgiving! it's free, and anyone in need of food is welcome! Plus, all are welcome to volunteer.
In light of the pandemic, and the rapidly growing transmission numbers, we're radically changing how this event will work to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please be aware that we will be focusing our efforts on our drive-through line. Volunteers will be broken up into teams to encourage social distancing, and lines to enter the volunteering area may be longer than in years past so we ask that you signup in advance below to expedite the process.
So with that said, here's a little background on our annual Vegan Thanksgiving event.
Every year volunteers like you share over 100,000 pounds of vegetarian groceries with thousands of people in need at this very special Vegan Thanksgiving on Long Island. Everyone coming for food will receive a week's worth of vegetarian groceries, along with toiletries and other necessities. We are currently working out how to safely distribute hot vegan meals to the thousands of people we're expecting and we will keep you all updated when, and if, we determine that's possible.
In the mean time, you can make this event even better by volunteering, supporting, or just spreading the word.
This is event also 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. 21st-30th!