Salvation Army launches outreach events after sit-down Thanksgiving dinner canceled

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 6:07 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 7:07 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The annual sit-down Thanksgiving meal distribution hosted by the Salvation Army has been paused again this year due to the pandemic.

The nonprofit says the dinner that serves around 2,000 people in Honolulu is being replaced with community outreach events and activities via the three Salvation Army Corps across Oahu.

The Hawaii Island, Kauai and Maui crops have also changed their holiday meal service.

The Salvation Army says that local companies like Hawaiian Electric Industries and Mia Pastalogy have stepped up to provide food for those in need.

“Once again, with the generous help of corporate partners, volunteers, advisory boards, staff and Salvation Army officers, we’ve been able to shift our traditional Thanksgiving observances around the state to reach thousands of those in need in our island communities,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.

“We humbly ask the community for their continued support and encourage those in need of a meal to reach out to the Salvation Army Corps in their local community.”

Lum says that from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, customers at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores across the state can participate in the “Share a Holiday Feast” program to help those less fortunate in Hawaii.

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