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The Salvation Army of Clearwater will provide 12,000 Thanksgiving turkey dinners

An anonymous donor provided food for the annual charity distribution.

The Salvation Army of Clearwater is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner this week, serving families and individuals 12,000 turkeys.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Salvation Army Mallory/Powell Center located at 1521 Druid Road in Clearwater.

An anonymous donor provided 12,000 turkeys for this year’s giveaway, a tradition that began 12 years ago. The gift also includes potatoes, stuffing and vegetables to complete a complete Thanksgiving feast.

An army of volunteers will be on hand to provide drive-thru distribution, where they will load turkeys and sides onto carts and place them in recipients’ vehicles.

Thanksgiving is Thursday and comes as Americans across the country face continued inflation, including rising food and gas prices, which makes this year’s gift especially important for struggling families. struggling to make ends meet.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical sect of the Universal Christian Church established in London in 1865. It has supported those in need for over 130 years in the United States, serving nearly 25 million people since its inception . In addition to providing food relief, the organization also provides relief for disaster victims, disabled, elderly and sick people, as well as clothing and shelter for the homeless. They also provide opportunities for underprivileged children.

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