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The Salvation Army Receives 80 Thanksgiving Food Boxes from Jackson-Old Hickory Rotary Club

JACKSON, Tenn. - Eighty food boxes have been donated to help provide families with Thanksgiving dinners this year.

With grocery store prices increasing, food donations are especially important this time of the year.

As inflation rises, the prices of groceries can be more concerning.

“The entire nation is experiencing the effects of inflation, so to have over one thousand pounds of food to be able to share with neighbors that might be in need, neighbors that might not be able to afford some of the prices that food costs, is a game changer," says Salvation Army Lieutenant Mark Cancia.

This inspired the Jackson-Old Hickory Rotary Club to donate eighty Thanksgiving food boxes to the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army will distribute the food boxes to help put food on tables for Thanksgiving.

A volunteer coordinator, Jay Burdine, says, “A food box consists of several canned goods, and it also consists of a meat product, and it will also consist of bread and produce.”

Eighty food boxes equal one thousand two hundred and sixty pounds of food.

This donation can provide a family with mashed potatoes, green beans, or stuffing for Thanksgiving.

“It makes my heart rejoice; it makes me most definitely happy seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they receive the boxes.”

The Salvation Army believes everyone deserves to have a good Thanksgiving dinner.

The non-profit will distribute the food boxes tomorrow from nine A.M. to twelve P.M.

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