Thanksgiving Community Dinner

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

The Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner has served our community for more than half a century, providing nutritious meals to our lonely, homebound, or homeless neighbors.  Beginning in 1969 as a sit-down dinner at a local church for 200 people, it grew to become a major initiative, which, with the help of dedicated volunteers, prepared and delivered nearly 11,000 meals throughout the Capital Region.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Equinox pivoted to safely carry on the tradition of the dinner by partnering with local restaurants and caterer to prepare the dinners, and providing contactless delivery. 

Today, the Thanksgiving Community Dinner has returned to its roots –- partnering with the First Presbyterian Church in Albany and a catering partner to host a sit-down dinner accompanied by fellowship for 500 people, and providing an additional 1,000 take-out meals from other designated locations. Equinox is proud to share the responsibility of feeding our neighbors in need with other community organizations – many of which address food scarcity throughout the year

With much gratitude to our caring community.

Thanksgiving Dinner Hotline: 518.434.0131
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2019 Marked 50 years of Equinox's Thanksgiving Community Dinner


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