Salvation dishes out another 400 meals during Thanksgiving

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A whole lot of turkeys were in the oven this morning as the Salvation Army continued their tradition of delivering meals to seniors.

About 400 people signed up to receive hot and cold meals during the holiday as part of the Older Alaskans Program Thanksgiving.

About 60 volunteers from the community packed and delivered meals to the clients.

"We have a home we enjoy," said volunteer Oka Morah. "But we like to see other people enjoy it too. It could have been us."

Morah has been volunteering for 18 years and has since recruited his family to join in.

"It's nice that they want to share their time, and their life, and their day, with someone else like me," said Petricia Fox, a recipient of one of the meals.

"Hopefully this process will allow others to see that they can give back too," said Mjr. John Brackenbury, a divisional commander with the Salvation Army. "The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers all the time, year round. This isn't just a day that we do meals here with the Older Alaskans program.