WSCAH’s 2021 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 7,000 turkeys, providing 8,354 families with a healthy Thanksgiving meal.

Turkey Challenge

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

WSCAH can help.

Every November for over 20 years we have been providing turkeys and healthy food so that every family can enjoy a Thanksgiving Holiday meal together.

Last year this community came together in a truly extraordinary fashion. Together, we provided more than 5,000 turkeys. This year, we need to aim higher, if only because there are just so many friends and neighbors who need help.

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

Our goal:

  • 7,000 Turkeys and Thanksgiving meals for New Yorkers in need

WSCAH is committed to ensuring that no Yorker goes hungry this Thanksgiving, but we can’t do it without you. We need you, our incredible community of supporters, who have contributed so much this last year to join us again this November.

Families served this November


7,000 Families provided with a Thanksgiving 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.

Turkey Challenge Community Coalition

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