Salvation Army hands out record-breaking number of meals - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Salvation Army hands out record-breaking number of meals

Source: WLBT archives Source: WLBT archives
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Many residents joined the Salvation Army to give back to the community.

Today the organization served their annual Thanksgiving dinner to people in area shelters, and to the elderly and less fortunate.

The meals were all served and delivered by over 200 volunteers who gave their time this year. The meal came with turkey, dressing and all the fixings. Those helping out say they did so, because of all the things they're thankful for this year.

Lieutenant Matt Hedgren said, "It's important because we want the community to know they are loved and that no matter what you're going through we all have things to be thankful for were thankful for the volunteers, were thankful for this community to support the Salvation Army through our mission, were thankful for what god has done for us."

The Salvation Army provided 1500 meals in all to the community this year.

That's the most they have ever given out on any Thanksgiving on record.

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