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Salvation Army of Fargo provides meals, toys for families in need

This year, the Salvation Army was able to provide meals for more than 750 families across the metro area.

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The Salvation Army provided Christmas meals for more than 750 families across the Metro area. They also provided toys for 500 as well.
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FARGO — On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Salvation Army in Fargo providing meals for families this Christmas.

The event is a yearly tradition. This year, the Salvation Army was able to provide meals for more than 750 families across the metro area. Major Abe Tamayo with the Salvation Army called the day a "blessing."

"To be able to provide for families in our community, of course, is all possible because of the community," he said. "Our partners that are out there supporting us and giving to us in general and supports us."

The Christmas hams were provided by both Hornbachers and Cloverdale Foods. There were also toys given out to 500 families who registered over the last few months.

Tuesday was especially meaningful for Tamayo, who recalled being in a similar situation growing up.


"We were very poor," he said. "We depended on the Salvation Army and other sources — our toys and our foods — and so now as an adult, it's a great, gratifying experience to see and be a part of such a wonderful distribution."

Last month, the Salvation Army provided meals for more than 400 families for Thanksgiving. Combined with Christmas, they've provided meals for more than 1,000 families this holiday season.

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