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Blue Door Pub donates 850 Thanksgiving meals

Added on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Talk about a meal to be thankful for: Twin Cities restaurant chain Blue Door Pub is stepping up to feed hundreds of people at The Salvation Army on Thanksgiving Day.

It’s the fourth year in a row that Blue Door has made such a donation. This year’s will feature 850 meals going to five Salvation Army locations: The Adult Rehabilitation Center, Booth Manor (supportive housing for seniors), Booth Brown House (youth shelter and supportive housing), the E. Lake St. Salvation Army and the Harbor Light Center.

Two of the meals are open to the public: 1604 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis will be serving 12–2 p.m., and The Harbor Light Center at 1010 Currie Ave. in Minneapolis will serve from 12:45–1:30 p.m. All are welcome and no registration is required.

The turkey dinners will include all the traditional side dishes like stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, and more. The food will be cooked by Blue Door staff and in some locations, their volunteers will even deliver and serve the meals. (See complete list of Salvation Army Thanksgiving meals available in Minnesota and North Dakota.)

“Blue Door Pub is providing a blessing to The Salvation Army and the people we serve,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “For those who have nowhere else to go, the gift of a special meal and fellowship with others is simply a godsend.”

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