Salvation Army in Broward prepares hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to go

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Volunteers with The Salvation Army of Broward County got to work early Thursday morning to prepare 500 Thanksgiving meals with roasted turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

The risks of the coronavirus pandemic changed the Christian charitable organization’s traditions. To reduce the risk of infection, the volunteers are distributing meals to go to those who walk up to the facility at 1445 W. Broward Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale.

For more information about the Salvation Army’s services in Broward, call the Homeless Hotline at 954-563-4357.

Salvation Army in Broward prepares for Thanksgiving fest for 500

More South Florida’s feasts for people in need

Embrace Girl Foundation: 10:3o to 11:30 a.m. at the Soul Town BBQ at 7503 NW 7 Ave., in Miami’s Liberty City.

Red Rooster Overtown: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Dunns Josephine Hotel at 1028 NW 3rd Ave., in Miami’s Overtown.

Meals on Wheels South Florida: Delivering from the GA Foods Central Kitchen at 1750 W. McNab Rd., in Fort Lauderdale.

The Caring Place: Melas will be served at 2056 Scott St., in Hollywood.

Camillus House: About 300 meals will be served at the Norwegian Cruise Line Campus at 1603 NW 7th Ave., in Miami’s health district. Razzeldazzle Barbershop will be providing the guests with free services and Miami Give Back will have a DJ.


Here are some precautions to help you celebrate Thanksgiving safely:

  • Celebrate at home with the people you live with and host a virtual gathering.
  • If you decide to risk hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, do it outside, limit the number of guests, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use. Use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets, and disposable items like food containers, plates, and utensils. Limit the number of people in food preparation areas, have one person who is wearing protection serve food, or have guests bring their own food and drink.
  • If you decide to attend a gathering, bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils. Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled. Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer. Stay at least 6 feet apart, or about two arm lengths, from anyone who does not live with you.
  • When you are around people you don’t live with, wear a face mask with two or more layers over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. Safely store your mask while eating and drinking.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your face mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Safely prepare traditional dishes and deliver them to family and neighbors in a way that does not involve contact with others such as by leaving them on the porch.

Source: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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