Salvation Army Hopes for More Food Donations; Giving Running Below Last Year

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Guam – The Salvation Army is preparing for this Thursday’s big Thanksgiving meal for the needy which will take place once-again at the Chamorro Village starting at 10  in the morning.

Hundreds of canned goods and staples like rice and bottled water are being collected at the Salvation Army’s  Lighthouse Recovery Center. The Salvation Army has hosted the Thanksgiving dinner for the island’s homeless for the past 14 years. Last year they served over 1,100 meals and handed out 430 food bags.

But this year’s food-donations are lower than last year. there is still a need for can foods for the food bags. And program Co-ordinatior Lou Hongyee says they are asking for donations of stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, drinks and volunteers.