The Salvation Army expects to feed 160 people in need on Oct. 14 for its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
The non-profit organization has hosted the roast turkey dinner on and off for the last 26 years.
"It's grown each year," said Ian Pratt, Salvation Army community ministries director. "We're known in the community for putting on lunch and then people pass us around to
people that need to participate."
The meal costs six to seven dollars a plate and is paid for through fundraising efforts and community donations.
Volunteers also cook and serve the food. "We believe everybody is entitled to a great nutritional meal at Thanksgiving and every day of the year," Pratt said. "We like to make this one as extra special as we can."
The meal will be served at the Salvation Army's soup kitchen, the Share & Care Centre, at 45746 Yale Rd. from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the centre or submitted online at bit.ly/19yfDzF. The Salvation Army food bank gets 25,000 visits a year and distributes 7,500 planned hampers. In the same time, its soup kitchen prepares and serves 30,000 meals.
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