Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving Day feast for those in need

Published: Nov. 24, 2016 at 9:44 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - More than football and shopping Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to those you love. While millions enjoyed a feast with family not everyone has the means to make that happen.

The Salvation Army in Montgomery serves meals 6 days a week. Thursday they made sure the meal was different and special. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers served a Thanksgiving Day feast to more than 300 people.

Nearly 100 volunteers gave of their time to help make it a memorable holiday for those in need. On the menu turkey, green beans, dressing, rolls and more. 90 percent of the food was donated. Preparations for this day began back in October to make sure the meal came together. Organizers say without the communities support this wouldn't be possible.

"Food is a big need in the community. This meal gives the folks in this community a chance to sit around the table on Thanksgiving. They may not have family but they come here and they are sharing a Thanksgiving meal with a family," said Maj. Walter Strong, Salvation Army Corps Officer. "We could do this without our volunteers, but it would be extremely difficult. Our volunteers are very important to us."

The Salvation Army will now shift its attention to the Christmas Holiday with the kickoff its Kettle Drive and Angel Tree program. If you are interested in volunteering to serve Christmas meals you can call (334) 265-0281.

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