Thanksgiving meal for Camp Fire evacuees to be hosted by The Salvation Army

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After much devastation, Camp Fire evacuees will get to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal provided by The Salvation Army. 

They will be hosting the community meal in Chico at its distribution center. 

The meal will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1100 Marauder Street.

The Thanksgiving meal will have more than 200 volunteers on hand to serve the meal.

“We really wanted to give the evacuees a place to enjoy Thanksgiving and to enjoy a warm meal. We’re so thankful for several companies to have stepped up to give us help.  Whether it was donating a catering service or donating time to volunteer, this has been a total group effort to pull this off.”

– Lt. Arwyn Rodriguera, Salvation Army Chico Corps officer. 

During the lunch, the center will also be open to distributing goods to evacuees, but will not be accepting donations. 

The distribution center opened on Nov. 13 and since then more than 3,900 people have received donated items. 

Since Nov. 8, more than 43,000 meals have been served to evacuees, in addition to first responders, and meals are still continuing to be served at multiple evacuation centers in Butte County. 

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