Emergency food relief non-profit Chilis on Wheels will hold its second annual Thanksgiving Community Feast on November 24, 2016 in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park. The vegan event is part of the organization’s efforts to provide meals to populations that may not have access to food and family on Thanksgiving. “For people going through tough times,” organization founder MIchelle Carrera says, “family-centric holidays like Thanksgiving can be particularly difficult.” Unlike other food donation drives, the Thanksgiving Community Feast encourages volunteers and event organizers to eat alongside those requesting a free meal. “It’s as much for the meal as it is for the human connection,” Carrera says. Vegan companies such as Tofurkey, Field Roast, Hampton Creek, Beanfields, Monk’s Meats, VSpot, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, and Terri have donated provisions to be served at the event, which Carrera anticipates will feed 1,000 New Yorkers.
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