Oyate Group will honor its third annual New York City Thanksgiving turkey distribution by offering the largest amount yet
The organization will work with local nonprofit organizations and community leaders to distribute the turkeys to New Yorkers in need
NEW YORK – Nov. 17, 2021 –Oyate Group, a nonprofit on a mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City known for its Bronx Rising Initiative and Uptown Rising Initiative, is launching its third annual turkey distribution to help supply the communities it serves this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with 1,500 turkeys.
This initiative provides a structured and organized approach to meeting the hunger needs of thousands across the five boroughs who historically lack the means to provide Thanksgiving meals for themselves and their loved ones. Oyate Group is kicking off this year’s drive with record breaking numbers, distributing 1,500 turkeys to 15 organizations, agencies and individuals across the Bronx and Washington Heights.
“We understand the limitations that the abundance of food deserts across New York City imposes onto its residents,” said Tomas Ramos, founder, president and CEO of the Oyate Group and its programs. “Organizations working to help reallocate access to nourishing and fresh food is vital in these neighborhoods, specifically in communities that are historically underserved such as the Bronx. Everyone deserves a turkey for Thanksgiving, regardless of where they come from or what resources they have access to.”
Oyate Group’s turkey drive was founded in November of 2020 to help alleviate the financial struggles of Bronx-based families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic around the holiday season. To date, the organization has distributed 1,500 turkeys since 2020 – a number it will reach this year alone.
Oyate Group demonstrates its commitment to combatting food insecurity by leveraging those within its partnership network that focus on bridging the gaps between accessibility and hunger. The organization will distribute the turkeys in partnership with the following trusted, local community organizations and leaders:
Westhab- Bronxwood Family Residence
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School
Latino Social Work Coalition
Bronx Borough President’s Office
Children’s Arts & Science Workshop- Metropolitan Soundview Beacon Program
Remy Salas / Neighborhood initiative Development Corporation
The Holmes Experience
PS 170X (NYC DOE)
MS 390 PARENT ASSOCIATION
New York City Council – District 14
New York City Comptroller
State Senator Robert Jackson
Hands On New York, Inc.
In addition to fighting food insecurity, Oyate Group works to create access to healthcare, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their borough. The organization is best known for vaccinating 40,000 New Yorkers deemed “unreachable” against COVID-19 across the Bronx and Washington Heights in 2021.
Media interested in learning more about where turkey distributions will be taking place and the Oyate Group’s work should contact Madison Grainger at Madison@thetascgroup.com or (704) 909-8241.
About Oyate Group
Oyate Group is a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City. Oyate Groups works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their city. Founded in 2020 by Tomas Ramos, the organization’s programs include Bronx Rising Initiative and Uptown Rising Initiative. For more information, visit OyateGroup.org and follow Oyate Group on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.