Kroc Center

ASHLAND -- The annual 2020 Salvation Army Kroc Center Thanksgiving Feast will be Nov. 23 at  527 E. Liberty St. from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, each meal will be given out in a drive-through style at the front of the Kroc Center.

Because of the unique nature of this year’s Thanksgiving meal, each family is encouraged to call ahead to ensure there are enough meals to serve the entire community.

“We have served more than 12,000 meals so far this year. The need has been great, and The Salvation Army is determined to continue to do our part in providing hunger relief for Ashland county. The Lord has been good to us,” said Major Annalise Francis, corps officer and administrator at the Ashland Kroc Center.

“Wonderful people, businesses, organizations, foundations, and churches have partnered with us and been generous," she said.

The Kroc Center also serves lunch every weekday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in a drive-through style.

In 2019, the Kroc Center distributed 35,627 hot meals and 261,493 pounds of food to people in need in the Ashland community. This year, due to the increased need, the Kroc is on pace to surpass those numbers.

“We are full of gratitude for the opportunity to be part of and serve in the Ashland community. Everyone is invited to come celebrate with us, enjoy a meal, and give thanks!" Francis said.

For more information, follow @AshlandKroc on Instagram and Twitter as well as the Ashland Kroc Center Facebook page.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865 and in Ashland since 1937. Approximately 82 cents of each dollar go directly toward serving clients.

The Ashland Kroc Center operates a hot meal program and food pantry each weekday to serve Ashland County, as well as offering other types of assistance for those in need.

Check out AshlandKroc.org for details or our Facebook page.

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