Media Advisory: The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills to Provide 100 Families with Thanksgiving Meals

Nov 24, 2020

Media Contacts:
Jeff Sell                                                             Sharon Tatom Garcia
Franco                                                               The Salvation Army
Mobile: (586) 536-0201                                    Mobile: (248) 331-5561
sell@franco.com                                               Sharon.TatomGarcia@usc.salvationarmy.org

WHAT: The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills will help feed 100 families in need this Thanksgiving by providing food boxes via a drive-through food distribution system.

Each pre-packaged box of food contains a full, hearty Thanksgiving meal, complete with a turkey and traditional sides, as well as additional fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Each will contain enough food to provide a family of four at least two-to-three meals.

A small team of pre-screened staff/volunteers will be present to distribute the Thanksgiving meals to recipients, and all individuals will follow local health and safety guidelines, including wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. 

**Note: This event is not open to the public. All families have been pre-registered for the Thanksgiving meal boxes.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 25
Media arrival time is 9:45 a.m.
Distribution to begin at 10 a.m.

WHERE: The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills
27500 Shiawassee St.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

VISUAL: 100 families from Farmington Hills and southwestern Oakland County receiving Thanksgiving meal boxes from Salvation Army officers and volunteers at their local corps community center.

                  Interviews will be available with Lieutenant Karen Kumar

HISTORY: Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,535,013 meals and 579,920 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

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