ORLANDO, Fla. — The Salvation Army volunteers will serve Thanksgiving meals to thousands of people on Thursday.
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It’s been a longtime tradition in Central Florida, but things are going to be a bit different this year.
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The Salvation Army is teaming up with students and faculty at the Valencia College Culinary Arts program.
Preparations for the Thanksgiving feast started Monday.
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Volunteers were cooking all the Thanksgiving staples, including stuffing, green beans, as well as 2,000 pounds of turkey and mashed potatoes.
Volunteers also bagged 8,400 cookies.
It’s a massive operation.
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They will be loading the food into trucks around 9:30 a.m. to serve at The Salvation Army’s location at Colonial Drive and Interstate 4.
Meal distributions start around 11 a.m.
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Volunteers will be serving freshly cooked Thanksgiving meals to more than 8,000 people in need.
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