Volunteers needed to sort and package 10 Thanksgiving meals


    Volunteers needed to sort and package 10 Thanksgiving meals

    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

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