A number of Salvation Army locations in Minnesota are serving Thanksgiving meals today (Thurs) to those who are struggling financially or just want some company for the holiday. Dan Furry at Northern Division headquarters says demand for all types of assistance was starting to ease coming out of the pandemic, but then inflation set in:
“We’re back in the thick of things. We’re seeing very high levels of demand for food assistance, rent assistance, utility assistance. And so we’re seeing a lot of people coming in to our service centers.”
Furry says the Salvation Army needs volunteer bellringers, holiday toy donations, or monetary contributions at salvationarmynorth.org. In the Twin Cities, Blue Door Pubs is donating over 700 traditional holiday meals for six Salvation Army facilities.