JOPLIN, MO.--- Cooks at the Salvation Army in Joplin are gearing up for their big Thanksgiving dinner. Wendy Walsted is the cook and says her staff have been working for days to get the meal ready for the less fortunate. This year the shelter is expected to feed 700 people, that is up a couple hundred from last year. They rely on donations from the community to feed many people. Dozens of turkeys, pies and vegetables were donated to the center over the last few weeks. Organizers say people are always thankful for the generosity.
"It's really something to know we're able to provide and bless people with what's potentially their only hot meal for the day. Lots of grateful people come through the door. It makes all the hard work worthwhile," said Wendy Walsted, Salvation Army Cook.
Dinner will be served tomorrow at 11 a.m.
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