Skip to main content

SA seeks donations for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013

Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, Salvation Army officials hope some in the community are willing to take on a little extra cooking or cleaning duties.

The Salvation Army will begin accepting food donations for its annual Thanksgiving community feast Tuesday, just one of many opportunities for people to volunteer this season.
“Last year, the Salvation Army here fed about 450 people which also included deliveries,” said Lt. Missy Romack “We still lack most of the side dishes, pies, and we don’t have any hams.”
Cooked food can be taken to the Salvation Army building, 811 West Fifth St., Romack said, and added a plea for any volunteers.

“There are several ways to volunteer,” she said. “Come help us on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the meal, but please come early in the morning to help get everything ready. Maybe someone would like to volunteer to do a craft with the children while they are waiting, or a church group would like to come play some music why people are eating. We also need help to prep and serve the food, those kinds of things.”

Romack also sent out a call for donations of canned and non-perishable food since the Salvation Army has found its pantry shelves — like many agencies that assist in helping those in the community who are food insecure — are looking pretty bare this year.

“We do feed on Thanksgiving and on Christmas, but we are asking people to just bring anything because our pantry shelves are empty,” she said “This year, we are asking for canned food and non-perishables so we can fill out our pantry for the rest of the year. We give out groceries everyday — not just on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Right now our pantry is just bare. So we are asking people this year, please give a few cans of green beans or things like that because we need everything especially non-perishables.

For more information about how to volunteer or to get on the list to have a Thanksgiving Dinner delivered, call the Salvation Army at 267-8239.

With the Big Spring Steers sitting 24 points out of first place at the halfway point of the 2015...
The Grady Wildcats are are headed to the championship game at the Class A boys’ state basketball...
High school track and field action will take center stage this afternoon as the 2015 Big Spring...
New Listings!! 3807 E. HWY. 350 2600 BIRDWELL Lane
NEW LISTINGS 901 Runnels 2606 E.24th 2602 Coronado
Disney releases the new song, “Make Today the Perfect Day,” from the "Frozen Fever" short film.


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes