Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner

The Capital Region’s largest and longest-running holiday tradition

More than 45 years ago, a small group of community and religious leaders, students, and social workers held a Thanksgiving dinner for 200 college students who were not going home for the holiday and would have been alone. This marked the beginning of the Capital District's largest and longest-running holiday tradition. Today, the Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner serves 10,000 of our lonely, homebound, or homeless neighbors.



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Your gift supports the annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner and the programs of Equinox.

Want to get involved?

The Equinox Thanksgiving Hotline (518.434.0131) is open from mid-October through Thanksgiving. Please call us (or email us - during that time if you would like to volunteer; make a monetary, food, or in-kind donation; or request a dinner delivery to your home.

All monetary, food, and in-kind donations are tax-deductible.

Information for Equinox Thanksgiving Volunteers


Thank you to our Lead Community Partners!

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