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The Salvation Army in Wilmington feeding others a Thanksgiving lunch. (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — They feed people all year long but today was a little different as the Salvation Army celebrated Thanksgiving by inviting the community to stop by.

The Salvation Army in Wilmington held their community Thanksgiving lunch earlier this afternoon.

It is something they have been preparing for since Wednesday night.

They prepared more than 20 turkeys for anyone who was looking for a hot meal or company during the holiday.

The corps officer said it was a busy day, but was happy to know those who came in were not alone for the holiday.

“The best thing about today is people learned that there’s people who care about them and there’s people who uplift them. One of the things at the Salvation Army is we want to be uplifting people. There’s enough going on in the world to push people down a bit and we want their experience here to be uplifting whether it’s we’re feeding them or just listening to them,” Wilmington Salvation Army Corps Officer Major Mark Craddock said.

The Salvation Army partnered with Boy Scout Troop #212 who also prepared and served the food.

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