Volunteers needed to sort and package 10 Thanksgiving meals
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —
Your help is still needed in order to help feed families in need this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
NBC 10 is partnering with Shaw's, The Salvation Army and Telemundo Providence to provide Thanksgiving food baskets for 3,000 families across Southern New England.
For the past week, Salvation Army volunteers have been sorting through food donations collected.
In addition to more food and money, Salvation Army representatives tell NBC 10 they need more volunteers as well.
"If there is a company, or an agency, that wants to come out that would be wonderful," said Salvation Army Captain, Jessica Berkhoudt.
Food donated, along with food being purchased as a result of monetary donations, is being sorted and packaged at the old Armory building in Providence located on Parade Street.
Anyone interested in volunteering for The Salvation Army's Rhode Island office should call 401-490-0240.
You can also help by donating nonperishable food items at participating Shaw's supermarkets throughout Southern New England.
Look for marked shopping carts inside Shaw's stores in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts through Nov. 20.
Requested items for each basket include instant potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie filling, pie crust mix, canned corn,
peas and other canned vegetables, soup, biscuit mix, cake, muffin, brownie and bread mixes, pumpkin pie filling, rice, and pasta and spaghetti sauce.
Shaw's will provide 3,000 $10 gift cards to be used for turkeys or other groceries.
The Salvation Army will sort and distribute the food to families.
Participating Shaw's locations in Rhode Island:
• 186 County Road, Barrington
• 8 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston
• 585 Taunton Ave., East Providence
• 1050 Willet Ave., East Providence
• 71 East Main Road, Middletown
• 15 Smithfield Road, North Providence
• 160 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield
• 320 Warwick Ave., Warwick
Participating Shaw's locations in Massachusetts:
• 15 State Road, Dartmouth
• 4171 North Main St., Fall River
• 390 West St., Mansfield
• 125 Robert Toner Blvd., North Attleborough
• 300 New State Highway, Raynham