Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving dinner to people in need


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Many families on Thanksgiving are spending their time around the dinner table, but for some people that’s not possible.

Around 200 volunteers at the Salvation Army on Main Street in Lexington cooked food and served meals to make sure people in need enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner.

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The Salvation Army has been a hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for over 20 years.

It teams up with Lundy’s Special Events and expects to serve around 600 meals. If it’s needed, 800 meals are ready.

“This is what we do on Thanksgiving. This is something we have to be thankful for is the opportunity to serve others,” said Major Bill Garrett, Salvation Army.

People were able to enjoy turkey, ham, potatoes, and pie.

People who couldn’t make it to the Salvation Army still got to the enjoy the food. A handful of volunteers delivered meals.

“It’s amazing what they do,” said Megan Baldrick, Visitor.

The UK men’s basketball team also came to help serve food and meet the fans.