Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) recently hosted their annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Gazebo in Downtown Peekskill. Registration was free. All that was needed was for participants to bring a frozen turkey, ham, or chicken.

The community proudly came together in support of those in need by donating more than 300 turkeys, providing families in Peekskill with a healthy and nutritious holiday dinner. Donations benefitted CHHOP’s turkey giveaway and Fred’s Pantry.


CHHOP is a nonprofit organization with the ethos that every person is entitled to safe, affordable housing and healthy, nutritious food. The organization works to alleviate hunger and homelessness in Peekskill and surrounding communities. CHHOP supports people living with domestic violence, veterans experiencing homelessness, immigrants, people with mental health issues, and other lower-income people. For more information about CHHOP, please visit