Gilroy Salvation Army Serves Thanksgiving Feast to Families In Need

Gilroy Salvation Army invited 250 low-income and homeless community members for an annual Thanksgiving feast Wednesday afternoon.

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The Gilroy Salvation Army opened its doors to over 100 community members for an annual Thanksgiving feast. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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Gilroy Salvation Army Captain Demetrio Villarreal asked everyone to bow their heads for a blessing before food was served. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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Dinner is served! Turkey, gravy, mixed vegetables, and mashed potatoes -- yum! Volunteers prepared for two days to serve the meal. Roughly $1,000 dollars in food items was donated. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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The Gilroy Salvation Army invited 250 low-income and homeless families from the community. My family doesn't live here and parents passed away. Delilah Sandoval, who lives in Gilroy, attended with her partner and 1-year old son. Her parents passed away and other family members lives outside of the area. "So coming here I feel like I'm close to family," said Sandoval. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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Captain Villarreal looks forward to serving the community every year. "Many people don't have a place to cook or don't have the money to have dinner with the family. So we love to do this," said Villarreal. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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Neil and Rashmi Beman joined roughly 30 other volunteers to serve the Thanksgiving meal. This was the couple's first year volunteering. "We live in Gilroy and just wanted to help the community," said Neil. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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Dinner and dessert were served for an hour and a half to whomever entered the doors. No one was turned away. (Nov. 23, 2016)
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