Salvation Army Asking for Turkeys

by Kelly Choate on November 10, 2011 at 5:01 am

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the table and spend time with family, but for those less fortunate, a turkey dinner may be hard to come by.

For over a decade, the Salvation Army in Zanesville has prepared a special Thanksgiving meal for anyone needing a place to go, but this year, Captain Diane Campbell said there’s a big problem.

"The situation is that I asked my cook if he has enough turkeys, and he told me he only has five," said Campbell.  "I don’t think five turkeys is going to serve 800 people."

The organization is reaching out to the community for donations.  At least 50 more turkeys are needed as well as side dishes like potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pies.  Campbell said this dinner is much more than just a hearty meal.

"We open up to the public for those that need a meal, and it’s also for people that are by themselves, and they don’t want to eat alone," said Campbell.  "This is kind of considered their family."

The Thanksgiving dinner is being held on November 23rd from 4 to 6 PM.  Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army.