Salvation Army of Venice to Host Traditional Thanksgiving Luncheon

Venice High Footballers Delivered Meals to the Homebound

In a season often associated with overeating, the Salvation Army of Sarasota County helps to prevent South County from going to sleep hungry. On Thanksgiving Day, the Salvation Army of Venice hosts a community Thanksgiving luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. that includes traditional Thanksgiving fare.

The meal is open to everyone, serving families and individuals, so each person feels at home for the holiday. It takes place at the Community Center located at 1051 Albee Farm Road in Venice. Last year, 150 people attended the Thanksgiving luncheon, and the Venice Symphony Orchestra entertained the guests with a performance. The Salvation Army is aware that not everyone in the community is able to come to the event and was assisted by the Venice High School football team delivering 100 meals to local homebound members of the community. Partnering with All Faiths Food Bank, the Salvation Army gives turkeys to those in need prior to the holiday, for those wanting to have their holiday at home.

“The Salvation Army is grateful for the opportunity to provide help and hope to those experiencing some of life’s most difficult moments. We know that some of those we serve are at their lowest and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as well as providing groceries for those who will prepare their own meal, are meaningful ways to express the support and care of our wonderful community,” says Major Charles Whiten, Sarasota County Area Command.

Please contact the Salvation Army of Venice to volunteer or donate as the faith-based organization works to provide for those who need assistance in our community. The Salvation Army's Food Pantry is always in need of pasta, macaroni and cheese, bagged rice, instant mashed potatoes, jelly, peanut butter, other goods, and toiletries. 

1051 Albee Farm Road, Venice

941.484.6227, ext. 25125


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