Salvation Army prepares to feed over 200

COOS BAY, Ore.-- Volunteers at the Coos Bay Salvation Army headed into work early Wednesday morning to prepare for their annual Thanksgiving Day lunch.

The lunch is when the organization gives out a warm Thanksgiving style meal complete with turkey, mashed potatoes and other holiday meal fixin's

Volunteers have peeled multiple pounds of potatoes and began cooking their 16 turkies Wendesday morning using one single pressure cooker.

"We have some people coming to sing Christmas carols while they eat," said Lt. Kevin Pope, Salvation Army corp officer. "It's just kind of a time for us to give back to the community in a relaxed atmosphere and give people a place to go on Thanksgiving."

Pope said the free, hot holiday lunch is open to anyone who can't afford a holiday meal and to anyone who may be alone during the holiday.

The Salvation Army is located in Empire Coos Bay at Flannigan and Schonemen Avenue, and the lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m.

KCBY News is told that the lunch will be served one meal per person.