Mount Union Joins Salvation Army to Serve Community Thanksgiving Meal

November 17, 2014

ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement will work with members of the Alliance area to host the annual Thanksgiving meal with the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at the Salvation Army, located at 57 W. Main St.

Students, faculty and staff members, community members and area businesses will come together to serve a free, community-wide Thanksgiving meal. According to Abby Honaker, assistant director of the Regula Center, 470 meals were served last year and volunteers are preparing to serve 500 this year.

The free meal is open to anyone who wishes to come and spend time with other members of the city.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to organize events like this,” Honaker said. “The Thanksgiving dinner benefits all who help, eat and enjoy each other's company. Watching the community and Mount Union students come together for such a good cause and hearing everyone's unique stories is extremely humbling.”

Kid’s crafts will be available for those who would like to bring their children to the meal. The Thanksgiving meal is one of the Regula Center’s largest and most popular community service projects of the year. The Regula Center relies on the support and generosity of local businesses, student and community volunteers and a mutually beneficial relationship with the Salvation Army.

Monetary donations are being accepted to help purchase items for the meal. For more information or to donate, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 204-4663 or at honakeal@mountunion.edu.

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