Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport Salvation Army is expecting to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the community and is expecting 500 guests. On the menu is the typical Thanksgiving fare; turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole mashed potatoes and gravy.
‘Thanksgiving is quite an undertaking here at the Salvation Army” Wanda Neilsen, Salvation Army head chef said.
“Serving meals at The Salvation Army isn’t a new however, staff tries to make this meal extra special. The community comes together with the Salvation Army to extend their reach out to the local high rises and residents that aren’t able to leave their home.”
Over the last year the local unit served thousands of meal to the community, it could be said that the noon meal is a staple of this community building stronger relationships.
The meal will be served starting at 11:30 AM November 23 and continuing until 12:30 PM at 106 W. Exchange St Freeport.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.