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Thanksgiving Meal for The Family Center Families

  • Museum of Food and Drink 62 Bayard Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

In a city where 1 in 6 New Yorkers rely on food pantries each day and 1 in 4 face income poverty, MOFAD believes that every one of us deserves a Thanksgiving feast. This year, we are partnering with The Family Center to serve and welcome 42 of our neighbors in need to our dinner table, thanks to a generous donation from Fairway. A delicious Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by our in-house Exhibition Chef, John Hutt, and the families will be served by MOFAD staffers and volunteers. 

This is a private event. For more information, please contact


About The Family Center

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The Family Center strengthens families affected by crisis, illness, or loss to create a healthier and more secure present and future for their children and all family members. Improving child and family outcomes through programs that address the social determinants of health is the focus of The Family Center's work keeping vulnerable New Yorkers stronger, longer. 

Since 1994, The Family Center has been providing expert social, legal, mental, and behavioral health services to New Yorkers and their families. Independent research has shown that, as a result, these New Yorkers receiving Family Center services have stronger immune systems, are less depressed, are hospitalized less frequently, and are able to better parent their children. 

In 2016, The Family Center served 1,954 families, including 4,135 individuals, over 95% of whom live on incomes below the federal poverty threshold. The Family Center takes pride in offering hands-on support for New Yorkers' immediate needs, and then in helping them plan for a stable and sustainable future. To learn more, visit

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About Fairway Market

Fairway Market is a growth-oriented food retailer offering customers a differentiated one-stop shopping experience “Like No Other Market”. Fairway has established itself as a leading food retailing destination in the Greater New York City metropolitan area, with stores that emphasize an extensive selection of fresh, natural, and organic products, prepared foods, and hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings, along with a full assortment of conventional groceries. Fairway is headquartered in New York, NY. Customers can visit one of Fairway Market’s 15 stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut or Manhattan residents can shop online at


This program is part of Feasts and Festivals, a program series that examines food and drink’s central role in celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals across the globe. For more information, click here.

Earlier Event: November 16
Thanksgiving Meal for CAMBA Families
Later Event: December 1
MOFAD @ Night with Sweetcycle