Salvation Army prepares for annual Thanksgiving meal

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Preparations are under way for volunteers to join The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day to serve lunch. The annual meal will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, in the Corps Community Center, 200 E. Stoner Ave. in Shreveport.

Local members of the non-profit Operation Barbeque Relief will provide the turkeys.

“For many local families, it has become a tradition to help serve a Thanksgiving meal at The Salvation Army and is an opportunity to give a caring and compassion hand. We quickly become overwhelmed with support from people who want to roll their sleeves up and help during this holiday and I can’t thank the community enough for this outpouring of charity,” said Maj. Ray Morton, Commanding Officer Salvation Army Corps in Shreveport.

The Salvation Army still is accepting donations to complete the holiday meal. Canned and bottled drinks, as well as napkins and plastic silverware are still being accepted through Nov. 22. They can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 200 E. Stoner Ave.