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The Salvation Army feeding over 1,000 people this Thanksgiving

Released by The Salvation Army:

TYLER, TEXAS - So many of us think of Thanksgiving as a time for celebrating with family, but, sadly, for many it is a time of stress and frustration at realizing they cannot afford a special meal for their family.

Additionally, Thanksgiving is a lonely time for many people, so we are glad we can provide a joyful and loving place for those who are alone to enjoy a great meal.

At 9:00 this Wednesday morning, 200 volunteers will gather to prepare for the Thanksgiving feast. They will be busy peeling potatoes, baking cornbread, and getting everything ready for our guests.

The feast begins Thursday at The Salvation Army Community Center located on N. Spring St, which is directly behind our main buildings on Broadway.

Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. However, volunteers will begin arriving as early as 9:00 a.m. and stay as late as 3:00 p.m. washing dishes and cleaning up.

We are expecting at least 400 volunteers and 1,500 guests. We are so grateful to the wonderful Tyler community who make it possible for us to provide a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for so many who would otherwise remain hungry and alone on this Thanksgiving holiday.

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