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Thanksgiving Day donations and volunteering

Nov 25, 2022, 12:00 PM
On Thanksgiving Day, Crave Cookies donated to the Utah County Jail and The Salvation Army hosted me...
On Thanksgiving Day, Crave Cookies donated to the Utah County Jail and The Salvation Army hosted meal preparation and delivery to Utah families. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)
(Utah County Sheriff's Office)

SALT LAKE CITY — The owners of Crave Cookies in American Fork donated 530 cookies to inmates in the Utah County Jail on Thanksgiving.

In a Facebook post from Utah County Sheriff’s Office, it said the cookie let inmates know someone is thinking of them. 

The Utah County Jail is located in Spanish Fork, Utah. The facility houses around 325 adult male and female inmates. 

Thanksgiving meals hosted by The Salvation Army

Over 200 volunteers prepared and delivered 1,000 full-course Thanksgiving meals throughout Salt Lake City. Meals consisted of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls and an assortment of desserts. 

According to a press release from The Salvation Army, one family has volunteered for 26 years in a row, the Cline Family. 

“I couldn’t believe so many people are happy and willing to selflessly give up their Thanksgiving Day to serve a meal to someone else,” said Captain James Combs, with The Salvation Army in Salt Lake.

Thousands of Utahns receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of services. The annual Thanksgiving dinner provided is the largest feeding event in SLC.

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