News Release: Omaha Kroc Center Set to Host The Salvation Army's 27th Annual TurkeyFest
The Salvation Army of Omaha will serve more than 1,000 meals during TurkeyFest, held Thanksgiving Day, at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 2825 Y St.
In its 27th year, this city-wide feeding effort provides turkey dinners to older adults. Volunteers pick up meals Thanksgiving Day at the Kroc Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. and deliver them throughout Omaha. Meals are prepared by a team of volunteers, including members of the Knights of Columbus at St. Gerald Catholic Church, Omaha Works and the Boy Scouts of America, starting Wednesday evening.
Salvation Army volunteers will be delivering approximately 1,200 dinners in all. Recipients will enjoy turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, fruit and cookies. We are grateful to Tyson Foods, Company Kitchen and Rotella’s Italian Bakery for providing food for the meals.
Media are invited to the Kroc Center to see the TurkeyFest program in action Thursday, Nov. 22, and may request to follow volunteers as meals are delivered.
- 7:30 - 9 a.m.: Meal preparation and packaging
- 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.: Volunteers pick up assigned meals for delivery
About The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign
The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign is a fundraising initiative for The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Fund, which supports programs that meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in the metro year-round. Our seven areas of service include food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult services and anti-human trafficking. The 2018 fundraising goal for The Salvation Army of Omaha is $2.85 million. Every cent of every dollar raised for the Tree of Lights Campaign stays in the metro. Whether you give to the red kettles or offer your time as a volunteer, your support helps in The Salvation Army’s effort to fight for good.