The Salvation Army is feeding thousands more for Thanksgiving despite high inflation
Denver (KDVR) – More Thanksgiving meals were prepared by the Salvation Army this year than in previous years, although inflation And the epidemic.
At some point not long ago, thousands of people were gathering for a Thanksgiving meal at the Colorado Convention Center.
All this has changed. Now, Thanksgiving meals are served to them at many shelters.
FOX31 was at the Aloft Hotel where the Salvation Army and volunteers were serving meals in the building, which has been turned into a shelter during the pandemic.
More than 5,000 people received meals on Thanksgiving Day from the Salvation Army, which has teamed up with King Soopers and Miss Betty’s Cooking.
Frank Perez, a resident of the hotel shelter, was grateful, saying he wasn’t sure if he’d get the Thanksgiving meal.
“Maybe I won’t. I’ll probably be alone and buy me a hamburger or something, but that’s the best thing here because you’re around people. You can understand we all have a story, we all have problems,” Perez said.
Serving many is becoming more and more difficult.
The cost of Thanksgiving dinner has gone up 14% this year. The price of a 16-pound turkey is up 21% compared to last year.
Despite the high prices, the Salvation Army said King Soopers donated all the food.
“How are they? supply chain problems, I’m not sure. They did their magic and made sure we had turkeys for the week, said Richard Pace, Denver’s Salvation Army metro coordinator.
More than 3,330 pounds of turkey were served Thursday, along with 700 pumpkin pies.