Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 21, 2013

Hundreds served through Thanksgiving food distribution


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The streets and parking lots around the Bluefield Citadel of the Salvation Army were filled with vehicles from early Thursday morning through the noon hour as volunteers distributed groceries to an estimated 380 families served by the Salvation Army.

“Each family receives a turkey, dressing, instant mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls pies, cakes and more,” Captain Jerry Lester of the Bluefield Salvation Army said. “Volunteers from the Deliverance Temple Church started arriving at about 8:30 this morning, and the line of people was backed up down the hallway and through the door.”

Pastors David and Margaret Kirby of the Deliverance Temple said that about 50 church members came out to assist with the distribution. The Kirbys expressed thanks to the Bluewell Kroger store for their support.

For more on this story, and the rest of the day’s news, See Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.