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Salvation Army preps to serve 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to people in need

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 23:19:16-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Local volunteers at the Salvation Army have spent weeks prepping hundreds of meals for people in need this Thanksgiving.

The kitchen at the Salvation Army in Fort Myers has been busy cooking hot meals.

A Fort Myers Mom decided to volunteer with her son this year, to teach him why you should help others.

“Thanksgiving is a time for a lot of people to reflect on what they are thankful for,” said volunteer Kerin Schmacker.

Schmacker and her son, Riley are volunteers at the Salvation Army in Fort Myers.

She’s teaching her 5-year-old son how to give back. She wants her son to know the importance of helping others.

“I really wanted him to understand that we are really lucky and it’s important that we help the people that aren’t as fortunate as us,” said Schmacker.

This Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army is serving 1,000 meals In both Lee and Hendry counties.

The Salvation Army will be serving plates of food at their location on Edison Avenue in Fort Myers and in Hendry County at the United Way House on North Bridge Street.