The Spirit of Giving: Volunteer for Thanksgiving Day @ Equinox


If you’ve lived in Nippertown for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard about the massive and legendary Thanksgiving meal served up by Equinox, a community services agency located in Albany. Celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, the organization and its volunteers will serve Thanksgiving dinner to over 9,000 people who would otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving.

These days, all the meals are cooked up at the Empire State Plaza. 500 dinners are served to Albany residents at the First Presbyterian Church in Albany and the rest are delivered by volunteers to individuals who live within a 40 mile radius of downtown Albany.

At this point, they aren’t looking for people to prepare or serve meals, but they’re still looking for drivers to deliver the meals. If you’ve got a car and want to get away from your relatives for a bit, they could use your help. Important: you MUST register ahead of time by calling their Thanksgiving Hotline at 518-434-0131.

If you can’t volunteer for Thanksgiving, please consider that Equinox also need volunteers to do everything from mowing the lawn to tutoring kids with their homework to helping shelter residents move into their own apartments. And, of course, they accept cash donations as well.

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