WSCAH’s 2022 Turkey Challenge has ended, but you can still support WSCAH by spreading the word about our work, volunteering, or donating. Thank you to our incredible community for your tremendous generosity this November. With your support, WSCAH met and exceeded its goal of 10,000 turkeys, providing 10,826 families with a healthy Thanksgiving meal.

The holiday season is a time for happy gatherings with family and friends. Good company, good cheer, and, of course, a festive meal. But for many New Yorkers in need, the season is anything but joyful.

WSCAH is here to help. Every November for over a decade, we have provided turkeys and healthy food so families can enjoy a special holiday meal together.

Last year this community came together in a truly extraordinary fashion. Collectively, we provided for more than 8,000 families.

This year, we need to aim higher. WSCAH is seeing record need at our 86th Street Market, and between April and June of this year, WSCAH served more people than at any point in our 43-year history.

We hope you’ll join us in this effort to make the holiday special for everyone. And Happy Thanksgiving.

Our goal:

  • 10,000 Turkeys and holiday meals for New Yorkers in need

WSCAH is committed to ensuring that no New Yorker goes hungry this holiday season, but we can’t do it alone. We need you, our incredible community of supporters, to join us this November.

Families served this November


10000 Families provided with a healthy holiday meal


Turkey Challenge Community Coalition

Founded by the Society for the Advancement of Judaism Social Justice Action Committee in partnership with West End Synagogue Social Action Committee, the Turkey Challenge Community Coalition is composed of incredible and engaged communities leading the fight against hunger. The Community Coalition supports the Turkey Challenge by sharing the word about this important work and encouraging their networks to get involved and donate turkeys.


Don’t see your school, religious institution, or company here? If you’re interested in learning more about how your community can get involved as a Community Coalition member email Kira Garfinkel, Development & Communications Manager at

[email protected]