Thanksgiving brings to mind good food, family and cozy gatherings. But for those who cannot afford a turkey dinner or no longer live near family and friends, the holiday can be less than satiating.
The and Fred Meyer are teaming up to ensure everyone in the community has access to a Thanksgiving dinner.
A Salvation Army truck and volunteers will be at the on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. collecting donations for the holiday meals.
will be selling pre-assembled food bags with all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving Meal for under $10.
It is the store’s hope that every customer will buy a food bag and donate it to The Salvation Army truck, said Captain Chris Aird, Renton Salvation Army Corps Officer.
“What Fred Meyer is doing to benefit the community is very important to The Salvation Army and what we do for Thanksgiving,” said Captain Aird. “This year we plan to help over 1,000 families with food for Thanksgiving so any donations made on this special day will enable us to provide enough food for everyone coming to us in need of help.”
WHO: The Fred Meyer store in Renton, Wash along with their generous shoppers and staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army of Renton.
WHAT: Fred Meyer’s Fall Harvest for the Community Event, a food drive to benefit The Salvation Army of Renton Rotary Food Bank.
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 10:00 am-8:00 pm.
WHY: Fred Meyer believes that no family should be left without a warm meal on the important Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a time for food, fun and fellowship and the chain wants to do their part to make sure that every family has something to be thankful for this holiday.