35th Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner served 1,300 people

Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 15:19:08-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Thanksgiving feast arrived early for thousands of San Diegans who came to the 35th Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner.

Doors at Golden Hall opened at 11:30 a.m., and dinner was served at noon for 1,300 people.

More than 400 volunteers signed up to be cooks and servers for the big event. They served a traditional meal, including turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

The event is made possible by volunteers as well as donations from the community. Guests are from all walks of life, and they all share one thing on Thanksgiving Day -- the feeling of gratitude.

"There are people who are maybe by themselves who need a place, certainly, there are homeless. But the great thing is when they come here, they feel special and are very grateful. I haven't met anyone, even as I walked around today, that hasn't been thankful that we are here to be able to help them," Salvation Army Lt. Colonel Lee Lescano said.

The Salvation Army is now accepting volunteers for their Christmas dinner.

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