We are proud to partner with Marathi Greek Bistro this Thanksgiving to help provide Thanksgiving meals to New Yorkers in need.
We are currently asking our supporters to sponsor a meal for someone less fortunate. A single meal costs $20. Click here to sponsor a meal (or more).
On Thanksgiving morning, supporters of the Greek America Foundation will gather, along with Andreas Koutsoudakis, proprietor of Marathi Greek Bistro in Tribeca, to prepare 100 complete thanksgiving meals.
After preparation, the meals will be delivered to the Bowery Mission, an organization that has been offering support to New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger, marginalization and poverty— for over 150 years.
The inspiration of our Thanksgiving campaign comes from Andreas Koutsoudakis, who wanted to continue his late father’s commitment to those in need. Before his passing in 2020, he owned restaurants in the neighborhood and had a reputation for always helping those in need.
Andreas, a member of Greek America’s Forty Under 40 class of 2022, has been inspired by the work of the Greek America Foundation and expressed his desire to do more to support our work. In addition to this Thanksgiving campaign, he plans to host an annual fundraiser on his late father’s birthday to fund a new volunteer program in Crete. The program will be part of our Greek America Corps program which sends young Americans and Canadians to Greece to support vulnerable populations.
Watch below to learn more about The Bowery Mission