Southern Arizona Salvation Army gears up for 1,000 free Thanksgiving meals

Southern Arizona Salvation Army gears up for 1,000 free Thanksgiving meals
Southern Arizona Salvation Army gears up for 1,000 free Thanksgiving meals

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — 100 volunteers, 120 turkeys and more than 1,000 people to feed this Thanksgiving.

The Salvation Army of Southern Arizona is hosting its 38th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 1145 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719.

They start preparing in August by collecting donations and spreading the word. This year’s event can be a sit-down meal or a drive-thru.

Noel Desiletz, volunteer coordinator for the Salvation Army, says this would not be possible with the generosity and help of hundreds of volunteers. He wants everyone to know they are welcome.

“I encourage anyone who doesn’t have a place to go to come and join us. It’s an opportunity to engage with people you don’t always understand or see and know that you are not alone, know that there are other things and other people who feel the same and who are willing to help,” Desiletz said. .

In addition to a hot Thanksgiving meal, guests can also enjoy live music at the church. Overall, the goal is to spread holiday cheer by supporting members of our community who need an extra helping hand.

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Brooke Chau is a reporter for KGUN 9. She was part of the Fresno State newscast, Fresno State Focus and interned at KFSN-ABC30 in Fresno, CA before coming to KGUN 9. Share your story ideas and your significant issues with Brooke via email [email protected] or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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