HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Hundreds are expected to show up at the Huntington Salvation Army Thursday for a Thanksgiving lunch.
The organization has been preparing for the lunch for two weeks now.
Commanding Officer Matthew Riley tells WSAZ.com that without organizations like the Salvation Army, City Mission and area churches, several people would be eating alone on Thanksgiving. "We're just hoping to provide a place for them to come that's warm and got delicious food," Riley said.
Riley says they have about 100 volunteers serving lunch on Thanksgiving.
He says they served about 225 residents last year.
Riley tells WSAZ.com the economy is down and they are preparing 500 meals in case more people show up. He says they will even deliver meals if they have to.
"The important is that we are all human beings. We all have a desire to be loved and needed and we wanted to be here for these people," said Riley.
The Salvation Army will be serving lunch at 1223 3rd Avenue in Huntington until 1 p.m.