The Salvation Army provides 400 families with Thanksgiving meals

NOW: The Salvation Army provides 400 families with Thanksgiving meals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Salvation Army hosted a food drive on Monday at the Kroc Center in South Bend to provide 400 families with free Thanksgiving meals.

With the help of local donors and volunteers, Salvation Army was able to hand out Thanksgiving baskets as well as restaurant meal vouchers to people who do not have access to a kitchen.

“People are coming by and they’re picking up both vouchers and food for Thanksgiving so that they can come around the table together, share a meal together, and it’s such a part of how we communicate and come together as a community. It’s really been tough with COVID-19 and everything, but we’re just happy to come alongside people at this time of year and maybe bring a little bit of cheer to the season,” said John Gantner, Salvation Army Captain.

The Salvation Army in South Bend and Elkhart need more volunteer bell ringers. Click here to learn how to become a volunteer.

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