Salvation Army busy distributing thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Hawaii

Salvation Army busy distributing thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Hawaii
Kroc Center Hawaii/File (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Salvation Army won’t be holding its large Thanksgiving dinner at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall this year.

Instead, the organization will be dropping meals off to those in need or holding distribution events.

Salvation Army Maj. Jeff Martin said a team of volunteers will be making the events possible statewide.

“We have our volunteers in place and we will be distributing hot melas and some frozen meals,” Martin said. “We’ll be doing that all over the state.”

He said monetary donations to the Salvation Army are the best way to support their efforts.

Here’s a look at what the Salvation Army will be doing on Oahu:

  • On the west side, the Kroc Center will hold a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., distributing 2,100 meals and other treats to those in need. There will also be blessing stations and entertainment. For more information, call 682-5505.
  • In Honolulu, volunteers will be distributing 1,250 bentos at various locations on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers will also be distributing hot meals to homeless people in downtown Honolulu.
  • The Kaneohe Corps will also distribute 300 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day at Kaneohe District Park, Meal distribution will run between 11 and noon. For more information, call 235-1408.

And for more on Salvation Army events statewide, click here.

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