Thanks to UPMC Health Plan for sponsoring January and February’s takeout meals and increasing the impact of the events to raise funds for services!

Sorry! We are sold out for January’s meal.  Please check back for our next meal on Feb. 16th.

Join us for delicious food and an opportunity to help Thrive extend welcome in our community.  Proceeds from Thrive’s monthly meals help support ESL classes for those working hard to learn English as well as Thrive’s immigration legal services program assisting low-income community members.

Our thanks to Boubacar for sharing his recipes from Mali with us for Thrive’s upcoming takeout meal on Wednesday, January 19th with pick up from 5-6pm at City Alliance Church (420 Elmira Street in Williamsport).  Boubacar was a former student, teacher, and board of directors member with Thrive.  We hope you enjoy!

Each takeout meal features the following:

Tiguadege na–This hearty stew served over rice is a popular meal across West Africa with many variations. Ours is made from chicken, onions, cabbage, carrot, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peanut butter, garlic, and herbes de provence.  This month’s meal is gluten free. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask.

White Rice–Fluffy white rice accompanies each serving of stew.

A vegetarian option (omitting the beef) will be available.

Ginger juice will also be available.


Ordering–Use the online PayPal option on this page to order (no PayPal account needed).  To order multiple items, look for the blue “Continue Shopping” link on at the top right corner of the order page.  This will allow you to add additional items to your cart before paying.

*Our customers occasionally have trouble placing orders through PayPal on iPhones.  Ordering from a computer can help.  You are also welcome to call us at 570-337-2898 if you have trouble ordering.*

Time–Pick up is from 5pm-6pm on the day of the event.

Location–Pick up is at City Alliance Church (420 Elmira Street in Williamsport, PA 17701). Look for us outside on the Elmira Street side of the building.  If it rains, we will be just inside the double doors on that same side of the building.

Weather–If inclement weather occurs causing dangerous driving conditions on a takeout meal day, the takeout will be rescheduled for the next day.  Notification will be provided via email, Facebook, and this webpage.

Refunds–Because of the fundraising nature of this program, no refunds are available for weather problems or other personal cancellation reasons.

Sorry! Sold out! Please check back for our next meal on Feb. 16th.

Thanks to the BJ Montgomery Discovery Foundation for being a steadfast supporter of Thrive’s work throughout 2022!