200 will receive staples from local nonprofit to make Thanksgiving dinner

COURTESY: ANNICK JOSEPH (KIEM)

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-The salvation army of eureka staff were hard at work Saturday getting Thanksgiving food boxes ready for local families.

Stephanie Wonnacott is the business administrator with the Salvation Army of Eureka.

“We already did our sign ups, so now it’s just a matter of getting the boxes together for distribution on Tuesday,” she said. “I think peoples have had a hard time this year, we just want to make it extra special and being able to help them out.” It’s just nice to see on the people’s faces how much they appreciate it.”

Each box contains all the ingredients needed to put together a hot Thanksgiving dinner – which will include stuffing, two vegetables, potatoes, fruit, and bread rolls.

Also included, a turkey and dessert.

Wonnacott cites COVID for the increased demand for county and state services.

“We’ve had an uptick in people needing that assistance especially with food.

“Sometimes we’ve had to deliver food to those who are home bound,” she said. “We’ve also seen an uptick in our homeless population.”

Wonnacott says, a hot meal is available daily.

“We serve soup, coffee and a lunch every day of the week so they can come get that every day,”

Thanksgiving we will also have a community meal served, as a to-go meal, on Thanksgiving Day, from noon till 2 p.m.

Those interested must sign up before Thursday to secure a spot, for more information click here.