Salvation Army Dishes Up Thanksgiving For Those in Need

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Salvation Army in Fort Smith is getting ready to serve up a big Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need Thursday (Nov. 27).

Organizers say they’ve got 37 turkeys ready to be smoked this morning. They’re also whipping up all of the fixings for the estimated 200 people who will make it out for the holiday.

“We serve people all day until you are fat and happy, or skinny and happy… but at least full,” Johnathan Flowers, who serves as the youth pastor at the Salvation Army, said. “We also have activities for the kids we have activities for the families. We also do coat giveaways as well. We just try to make it a family atmosphere because not everyone gets to sit down with their actual family on the holiday.”

Organizers say they’re still looking for some help from the community as well. Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to head over to the Salvation Army on North 6th Street around 8 a.m.

The Thanksgiving Dinner begins at 11 a.m. and wraps up at 1 p.m. It is free of charge.