Tulsa Salvation Army continues Thanksgiving lunch tradition, serves hundreds

TULSA, Okla. — Volunteers and guests showed up at the Salvation Army on Thursday for the traditional Thanksgiving lunch.

The annual holiday luncheon looked a little different this year because of the pandemic but it didn’t stop volunteers from adjusting and finding a way to serve others.

The Salvation Army said over 300 meals were served this 2020 Thanksgiving at their downtown Tulsa location. They said although the amount of meals served this year were less than usual, they aren’t sure if it’s only because of the pandemic or other factors as well.

Guests had the option to take their meal to go or eat inside where the capacity was reduced to allow for social distancing.

In addition to the meals served today, the Salvation Army also gave out cold weather items and toiletries.

2020 Center of Hope Thanksgiving Meal

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to provide a hot holiday meal to those who are hungry on Thanksgiving Day. Today at Center of Hope we served a traditional turkey dinner and made sure everyone left with cold weather items and toiletries. Many guests opted to take their meals to go and we offered reduced seating capacity in our dining room to accommodate social distancing. #DoingtheMostGood

Posted by The Salvation Army Tulsa, OK on Thursday, November 26, 2020