CARNEGIE, Pa., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With need at an all-time high and donations down, annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving Community Dinners often hang in the balance. But, once again, thanks to the generosity of Bottom Dollar Food, the Thanksgiving dinners are on again for the second consecutive year and scheduled as planned. The discount grocer will be donating 300 turkeys, which will be picked up from its Carnegie (Scott Township) location by Salvation Army staff on Wednesday, November 20. The donation will support approximately 3,000 Allegheny County meals. "Bottom Dollar Food has been there when we have needed them most," said Major William H. Bode, The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Divisional Commander. "Hundreds of hungry families will have a happier holiday thanks to their continued generosity."
Bottom Dollar Food offers unbelievable prices on fresh produce, quality meats, private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers. The discount grocer now operates 19 stores in the great Pittsburgh area. "At Bottom Dollar Food, we're passionate about eliminating hunger in the communities we serve, and work to do so every day, particularly around the holidays when we hear from our feeding agency partners that the number of requests for assistance increases. We're excited to partner with The Salvation Army again this year to provide Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of Pittsburgh area families in need," said Nick Siniscalchi, director of operations for Bottom Dollar Food stores in the greater Pittsburgh area.
The Salvation Army will be serving eleven holiday dinners in Allegheny County. Eight are open to the public and three are private and are being provided to the residents of its Family Caring Center, Harbor Light Center and Adult Rehabilitation Center. Those interested in volunteering or attending should first call the below location of choice:
November 21 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Westside Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Salvation Army Westside Worship and Service Center @ 1821 Broadhead Fording Road, Pittsburgh Lieutenants Chaz and Yulanda Williams, Westside Commanding Officers @ 412-921-9780
November 22 at 6:00 pm – Homewood Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Salvation Army Homewood Worship and Service Center @ 8020 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh Captains Daryl and Erika Calhoun, Homewood Commanding Officers @ 412-242-1434
November 24 at 12:30 pm – Northside Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Northside Worship and Service Center @ 100 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh
Lieutenants Kenneth and Minnie Cleveland, Northside Commanding Officers @ 412-321-0290
November 24 at 12:30 pm -2:30pm – Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service @ 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh
Majors Paul and Sherrylyn Moore, Pittsburgh Temple Commanding Officers @ 412-207-2127
November 24 from 4:00 pm - 6PM – Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Salvation Army Allegheny Valley Worship and Service @ 917 Brackenridge Avenue, Brackenridge
Captains Rickie and Pamela Armour, Allegheny Valley Commanding Officers @ 724-224-6310
November 26 from 6:00 pm thru 8:00 pm – Steel Valley Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Thanksgiving Dinner
The Salvation Army Steel Valley Worship and Service Center @ 104 East 9th Avenue, Homestead
Captain James and Lori Brown, Steel Valley Commanding Officers @ 412-461-2460
November 28 from 12:00PM-2:00PM - Braddock Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Community Thanksgiving Meal.
The Salvation Army Braddock Worship and Service Center @ 300 Holland Avenue, Braddock
Captain Christopher and Jennifer Blessing, Braddock Commanding Officers @ 412-271-2407
November 28 from 12:00 pm thru 1:00 pm – McKeesport Worship and Service Center Bottom Dollar Food Community Holiday Dinner
McKeesport Worship and Service Center @ 812 Walnut Street, McKeesport
Majors Sean and Andrea Barton, McKeesport Commanding Officers @ 412-673-6627
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
About Bottom Dollar Food
Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. Bottom Dollar Food operates 62 stores in three states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.
PHOTO OP: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 10 AM until 12 PM
Carnegie Bottom Dollar Food – 1140 Washington Avenue
Allegheny County Salvation Army staff to pick up 300 turkeys
EVENT DAY CONTACT: Gerald Johns, Salvation Army Director of Social Services @ 412-475-1813 Cell
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division