The Salvation Army to Host Full Week of Thanksgiving Meals Across Chicago

WHAT: The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division will host 13 Thanksgiving holiday meals for individuals, families and seniors in need at several Corps Community Centers throughout the Chicagoland area.  These free dinners will provide nutritious meals to more than 3,500 people who would otherwise go without this Thanksgiving holiday.  Below is a partial list of Salvation Army Thanksgiving events.

CHICAGO

Temple Corps Community Center

Thanksgiving Dinner

WHEN: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1 N. Ogden Blvd.

ON-SITE CONTACT: Envoy Tyrone Staggers, 312-492-6803 or 773-209-6897 (cell)

The Temple Corps Community Center will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to approximately 200 neighborhood residents and members of the corps.

 

Englewood Corps Red Shield Center

Thanksgiving Day Lunch

WHEN: Thursday, November 24, 2011

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

**Meal preparation begins at 6 a.m.

WHERE: 945 W. 69th Street

ON-SITE CONTACT: Captains Dale and Becky Simmons, 773-331-6095

The Englewood Corps Red Shield Center will host 500 individuals and families for their annual Thanksgiving Day lunch.

 

Harbor Light Center

Thanksgiving Day Lunch

WHEN: Thursday, November 24, 2011

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1515 W. Monroe Street

ON-SITE CONTACT: Captains Merrill and Nancy Powers, 312-388-6738 or 312-388-7738

The Harbor Light Center expects to serve about 1,200 meals on Thanksgiving Day. Of those, 500 will be served at the center as a sit-down dinner, with center-based Mobile Feeding Units delivering another 700 meals to homeless people at various locations throughout Chicago.

 

EVANSTON

Evanston Corps Community Center

Thanksgiving Distribution and Dinner

WHEN: Monday, November 21, 2011

Distribution: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner: 5 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Distribution: 1508 Sherman Avenue, Evanston

Dinner: 1403 Sherman Avenue, Evanston

ON-SITE CONTACT: Majors Emmanuel and Colleen Michaud, 847-866-9770

The Evanston Corps Community Center will host approximately 200 singles, seniors and families for a Thanksgiving Dinner.  Prior to the dinner, the Evanston Corps will distribute Thanksgiving food boxes to Evanston families.

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BACKGROUND:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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