Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

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Cynthia Garris Ministries is proud to present our first Capital Region Thanksgiving Dinner giveaway! 

In previous years, we’ve hosted dinner giveaways during the holiday season. As we relocated last year, and took the year to get ourselves established here in the Capital Region, we’re now ready to being hosting events, and bringing the community together. CGM was based in Buffalo, NY for over ten years as a sector of International Church For All People. We worked feverishly to serve the community and beyond. Reaching all the way to Kisi Kenya, we held food and supplies drives, and were able to send countless boxes of supplies to feed the hungry, orphans, and many in the area. We also sent school supplies, Bibles, and literature.

This year, CGM will be serving the needy and those who may otherwise go hungry during this holiday season. We will be giving away bag of food with everything you’ll need to prepare a Thanksgiving meal; ie turkey, canned veggies, etc. We’re also offering to options: pick up or delivery. Recipients will have the option to pick up their bag from the Crossgates Mall (more details coming soon) during a specified time slot, or, one of our volunteers will bring you the meal bag right to your door! We want to make you the lender and not the borrower this holiday season and we can’t to be apart of your kitchen!

Date: November 22, 2022

Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Location: Crossgates Mall (1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany NY, 12203)

The Menu: all food contents are not cooked! You will receive packaged food items, canned, boxed, and frozen, for your meal.

  • Turkey (you may receive a physical turkey or a turkey certificate)
  • Mashed Potatoes and gravy
  • Stuffing and cranberry sauce
  • Can(s) of vegetables
  • Dinner rolls
  • Dessert
  • Macaroni and Cheese

To sign up to receive a meal bag, please fill out the form, and be sure to indicate if you’ll be want pick up or delivery. Each sign up is per family, not individual. Our meals will feed a family of 5. Please be advised: an adult, 18 years old or older must be present to pickup or receive your meal bag. Finally, you will receive a confirmation email and a follow up email (in the coming weeks) that will ask you to confirm your address, your choice between pickup and delivery, time slot, and number of bags needed.

Want to donate? CGM is a 501c3 charity and your donations (monetary or in kind) are tax deductible. Consider making a donation as we reach the Capital Region community. CGM will not only be serving individual households, we’ll also be serving shelters as well (Joseph’s House, Capital Region Rescue Mission, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, with more to come!). Your donation will help us reach one hundred families and feed shelters full of people! We are doing our part, and we hope you’ll do yours this holiday season. Any donation, monetary, or in kind (we need turkeys!) is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Donate


DISCLAIMER: By signing up, you agree to our terms and conditions and confirm you are 18 years old or older. You (and your family) are releasing Cynthia Garris Ministries Inc and volunteers from all claims against them that may occur upon receipt of meal or consuming meal contents. All injuries, sickness, and related misfortunes and claims cannot be held against Cynthia Garris Ministries Inc and volunteers. Cynthia Garris Ministries Inc and volunteers are not responsible for illnesses, misfortunes (ie late for an appointment, stuck in traffic, anything of this relation), and or injuries related to pickup, delivery, consumption, or cooking of food received. Pickup, receive, cook, and consume meal contents at your own risk and discretion.

4 responses to “Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway”

  1. Anything would help. We lost my mother this year and it will be the first time me and my kids will be having thanksgiving dinner without her. We appreciate it and thank you so much!!

  2. Thank you for help . Whit the price of everything going up and with the social security pension it’s very hard to buy everything we need

  3. All the work you do for the community is truly a blessing and my family and I greatly appreciate you all may the lord continue to keep you all in his good graces and keep the blessings coming for many more holiday seasons to come.

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