Where to volunteer, donate, or get a free meal for Thanksgiving

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HUDSON COUNTY — The Reporter will be publishing, in its print editions this weekend, its annual rundown of free meals and related events in each town this week, as well as where to volunteer or donate food around the county. The Bayonne Community News included a list in this past week’s edition.
Since print editions will not be published in Union City, Weehawken, and West New York this weekend, we’re including the events in these towns below. But you can find the full list — including Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Secaucus as well — starting Sunday at hudsonreporter.com.
For some of these events, anyone can attend — and those in State Sen. Brian Stack’s district (Hoboken, part of Jersey City, Weehawken, Union City) can often call one of the numbers below to have a free turkey delivered.
The full story will appear in the Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Secaucus print editions this weekend with specific events in each town, as well as these:

Union City

The Brian P. Stack Civic Association has an annual tradition of handing out free turkeys to needy residents of the town and the legislative district around Thanksgiving. Stack, who is also state Senator – representing towns including Union City, Hoboken, Weehawken, and part of Jersey City –has delivered turkeys to constituents in need in those towns.
It has said in the past that it donates around 10,000 turkeys annually. A town spokesperson did not know when the association will deliver the turkeys, by press time, but contact the town at (201) 348-5700.
Also, a free dinner was planned at five locations in Union City on Thursday, Nov. 23, from 12 to 2 p.m. If you want to volunteer, please arrive by 11 a.m. You can call Stack at 201-376-1942 for more information.
The locations are St. Anthony’s Church on Eighth Street in that town, Miftaahul Uloom Academy on 15th Street, Robert Waters School on Summit Avenue, Washington School on New York Avenue, and Roosevelt School on Hudson Avenue.

West New York

West New York will hold its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Memorial High School Freshman Academy, 54th Street and Broadway, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. West New York seniors are free; out-of-towners, however, have to pay $10 for entry. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Senior Citizen Center at (201) 295-5144.


The Weehawken senior center, 201 Highwood Ave., will hold its annual Thanksgiving luncheon party Saturday, Nov. 18, from 12 to 3 p.m. It is only for seniors in town. Contact (201) 319-6060 for more information.
Also, see the prior entry about State Sen. Brian Stack in Union City.

Hoboken, Bayonne, Jersey City

Check back starting this Sunday for the full story with information in all towns, or pick up your print edition of the Bayonne Community News or Hoboken or Jersey City Reporter.