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By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:46 AM November 23, 2013

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for Thanksgiving Day

ANCHORAGE – If you want to spend Turkey Day giving back to your community, the Salvation Army needs your help.

Its Meals on Wheels program delivers food to seniors and other homebound residents every day. On Thanksgiving, though, they expect to hand out more than 600 meals.

The Salvation Army still needs people to help package the food early Thursday morning and needs a couple dozen drivers to distribute the meals.

“This is a fun opportunity to volunteer on Thanksgiving,” said Salvation Army Marketing Director DeAnna Roering. “The great part is you’re going your efforts in the morning but you have the entire afternoon to be with your family and even start that early Christmas shopping.”

If you’re not able to volunteer your time, food donations are also welcome; Hams and pies are still needed to complete some of the Thanksgiving meals. Those can be dropped off at the McKinnell House on A Street in Anchorage until next Wednesday.

Anyone interested in volunteering for Meals on Wheels can call 349-0613.

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