Holiday Meals

Holiday Meals at Goddard Riverside Community Center bring the community together on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day to serve a festive holiday dinner to 
our neighbors, including those who have homes and those who live without shelter.

A neighborhood tradition for more than 40 years, holiday meals are made possible by donations from businesses, contributions from corporate partners and hundreds of volunteers. 
It is an incredible community effort!

Volunteers are key to the success of our holiday meals. Feeding more than 1,000 men, women and children takes the support of many people willing to volunteer for a morning or afternoon on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We need volunteers who can do the following:

  • Bake pies and cookies for our dessert table.
  • Prepare stuffing and carve turkeys with our kitchen team.
  • Serve Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinners to our guests.
  • Deliver Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinners to vulnerable homebound men and women.