The Salvation Army Invites Community to Attend Thanksgiving Dinner


Organization seeks volunteers to help feed more than 500 people

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 24, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri is gearing up for one of its longtime traditions, the annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 26, in Kansas City, Mo.  Thanksgiving Dinner is free and open to the public. It is hosted at The Salvation Army Linwood Center, 101 W. Linwood, in Kansas City, Mo. The meal, which will include turkey and all of the trimmings, is being served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 500 people are expected to attend the dinner.

“Our Thanksgiving Dinner will have a warm, festive atmosphere, good company and great food,” said Salvation Army Major Evie Diaz. “Over the years, it has become a great holiday tradition and actually tends to be our most popular event for volunteers. We’re grateful for all of the volunteers who come year after year to help make this happen to serve those in need.”

In addition to the free Thanksgiving Dinner, more than 100 Salvation Army volunteers will deliver Thanksgiving holiday meals to nearly 1,000 homebound and elderly individuals in the Kansas City metro area.