Salvation Army seeking donations for Thanksgiving meal - Tucson News Now

Salvation Army seeking donations for Thanksgiving meal

(Source: Salvation Army) (Source: Salvation Army)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Salvation Army will be holding its annual Community Thanksgiving meal and is seeking donations for the meal, according to a press release. 

The Salvation Army is hoping to serve some 1,500 people at this 32nd annual dinner, which is open to the public.  

“From the generous food donors, to turkey carvers, food and delivery service, and of course our wonderful guests, this truly is a community event,” says Shawna Kroh, Salvation Army Public Relations Director. Individuals, businesses and other partnered agencies help provide thousands of pounds of food for this event. “Even local school children get involved, designing festive place mats and decorations for the tables.” 

More than 200 volunteers and donors provide the resources to put on this event, with preparations beginning weeks ahead.

Donations are being accepted at the Hospitality House (1002 N. Main Avenue).The Salvation Army is in need of the following: 

  • turkeys
  • canned green beans
  • instant box potatoes 
  • butter
  • assorted pies (already cooked)
  • yams
  • eggs
  • cranberry sauce
  • turkey stuffing
  • loaves of sliced bread
  • milk, both small cartons and gallons 
  • brown gravy
  • whipped cream (#10 cans preferred)

The meal will be at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1145 E. Ft. Lowell Road) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 24. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Following the meal, children can receive a gift of toys from The Shyann Kindness Project and a take-home a sack lunch. Over 600 home-bound individuals will also receive home delivered meals right to their door through Lutheran Services registration. 

The Salvation Army is also accepting monetary donations, those interested can do so by calling 520-795-9671 and paying by credit card. Or mailing a check to 1002 N. Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705.  Donators are asked to designate their check to “Thanksgiving Meal.” 

For more donation and volunteer information go to: www.TheSalvationArmyTucson.org        

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