Thunder Bay Fire Fighters and Salvation Army Team up for Pandemic Thanksgiving Dinner

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THUNDER BAY – Due to the pandemic, the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association and The Salvation Army are offering a Thanksgiving Dinner to the lonely and needy in Thunder Bay in a different format this year.

The dinner will be served through a drive-thru or walk-up.  We are unable to offer a sit-down meal in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association will serve a turkey dinner in takeout containers from the front of The Salvation Army Centre, 545 Cumberland St. N.

For 23 years, it has become a tradition for the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association along with family members to provide the meal and then to serve at the dinner to make this a special day for those attending.  This year due to the pandemic, they feel it is even more important to support the community in this way and worked with The Salvation Army to provide it in a safe way.  This generous contribution to our community from the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association is much appreciated by The Salvation Army and those who will partake in this special Thanksgiving celebration.

Poverty and homelessness are ongoing problems in Thunder Bay.  “So many of us have a lot to be thankful for – and it’s great to share with others who don’t have the opportunity for a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.  This dinner is only possible because of our partnership with the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association and their families who take time out of their own festivities to help their neighbours,” said Gary Ferguson, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services.

The dinner is offered free to any who are in need or feeling lonely.  We invite them to come and get a meal that they can enjoy at home.

One way YOU can help the Salvation Army is if you have items to donate, you can drop them off to their depots on Memorial Avenue and on Red River Road.

The money raised from the sale of those items goes into local programs right here in Thunder Bay.