Thanksgiving 2014 in Newark – interact and giving FAQ

Here’s more information on giving to and interacting with Newark’s homeless and hungry for Make Thanksgiving 2014 for the Hungry & Homeless! Pictures on this page are from 2012 Break Bread With You Thanksgiving Celebration. Photographer: Kimi Wei

Some of the kids


Reach out to Luís 201-357-7341, Ivan 201-688-0036 or Kimi 862-203-8814 for donation instructions, to schedule a donation drop-off, or to learn about roasting a turkey at your home.

Drop-off Locations

We have drop-off locations in Essex, Passaic and Bergen Counties for food, clothing, shoes and other items at:

The HUBB, 135 Prince Street, Newark NJ (9-5 or by appointment)
Passaic, NJ (by appointment)
Fair Lawn, NJ (by appointment)


#1 We need you! Come on Thanksgiving Day to share the morning with others in need of a smile, a hug, a poem, a song, A PRAYER or just a tablemate!

We – all of us – will be the family .. and together we will be the cheer!

My family’s tradition is to join up with a few dozen friends and a bunch of donations at the Break Bread With You community celebration in downtown Newark at Lincoln Park with FP Youth Outcry and Debi Hall Dean of PACTS. My family will be on site from about 10:30-1 but feel free to arrive any time between 9am-1pm.

Bearing gifts!

#2 This year’s Greater Newark giving goal: feed at least 4,000 people in the park and with home delivered meals! You’ll be more than welcome – children too : )

#3 Want to cook food and bake pies before Thanksgiving that will be delivered all over greater Newark on TDay? … The goal of PACTS run by Debi Hall-Dean is to deliver 3500 meals this year to hungry, elderly & vulnerable residents. Pick up a turkey to cook, or donate and roast one! Debi’s also in need of pies!

#4 Pre-Thanksgiving fresh food and uncooked turkey donations accepted! but soon, so there’s time to get them cooked!

#5 Bring donations of cooked food to Lincoln Park on T-Day.


#6 On TDay, bring Clothing, Toiletries, and anything else you would like to share. Or drop them off beforehand at locations in Essex, Bergen & Passaic Counties (inbox me for details or use the contact info above).

#7 YES, MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. Gift cards too. Inbox me for details or use the contact info above.

#8 PACTS also needs people to help pack and deliver 3500 meals on TDay. Can you help?


Maria & tablemate

Bring something you cook at home OR just come, help serve AND sit down and enjoy chatting with others over a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal – especially with homeless table mates. This is a beautiful and happy-making event.

We are hoping that you will donate to the celebration:
Your valuable time
Dishes of prepared food
Clothing- new or used in excellent condition
Shoes & Boots – new or used in excellent condition
Gift cards
Care Package Items, Etc.
Christmas gift items area also being accepted
Diapers & baby formula!
Blankets & Jackets or coats

Volunteers are welcome any time from 8am on for set up. The event opens to the public at 9am .. and The Wei Family team will be on site from about 10:30am-1pm.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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