Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army serves its Thanksgiving meal
The annual event means more than ever as inflation increases demand.
FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army held its annual Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, Nov. 23, with the goal of providing a warm meal and a communal gathering spot for those in need.
A team of volunteers served up a variety of holiday favorites like mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey and cranberries to members of the community.
A crowd gathered outside the building before the event as many eagerly awaited the chance to load up their plate.
Inflation has increased demand this year, as money is especially tight for those in need.
Salvation Army Major Abe Tamayo said the meal is about far more than just the food on the table.
"For those who are struggling hardships this meal is very important," Tamayo said. "It's not just a meal to give them nutrition and to fill their bellies, but it's a place for them to come and be part of the social structure, to experience that fellowship."
As the organization looks toward the Christmas season, Tamayo said they are still in need of bell ringing volunteers.
Those interested in volunteering or wanting to learn more can visit registertoring.com.