Crossroads, Salvation Army serving up community meals

Laurie Streck goes through a freezer full of turkey and ham
at the Salvation Army Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks to combined efforts of volunteers, Crossroads Center and the Salvation Army, hundreds of area residents with no place to go on Thanksgiving will have two chances to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with others.

More than 500 guests are expected to dine on turkey and all the fixings between the two agencies, with the Salvation Army meal served between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 411 N. Hastings Ave., followed by the Crossroads meal served from 4-7 p.m. at the center at 702 W. 14th St.

Now in its 25th year, the Salvation Army meal is expected to draw more than 300 people, Maj. Abe Tamayo said. Volunteers are still needed to help prepare and serve the meal. Shifts begin at about 6 a.m. and continue through roughly 3 p.m. The meal is co-sponsored by the Masons.

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