Salvation Army volunteers prepare 700 Thanksgiving meals

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The Thanksgiving spirit was alive everywhere. Salvation Army volunteers spent the morning putting together meals for families in need.

More than 250 people were cooking, preparing and delivering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 700 families throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

The full course meal is the largest feeding event in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving Day. This year’s meal consisted of ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans dinner rolls and an assortment of desserts.

“The University of Utah prepares the food for us. They prepare part of it and prepare part of it here. We bring it down and it’s a great collaboration and the community gets some meaningful food and hopefully some meaningful conversation and relationships as well,” said Troy Trimmer, Salvation Army Salt Lake Basin Coordinator.

Thousands of Utahns receive year-round assistance from the Salvation Army. Their services range from providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for less fortunate children.

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