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1,500 meals given at annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner

Posted at 4:41 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 20:20:44-05
Thomas and Timothy Hayes found themselves at the 32nd Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner held at Saint Demetrios Church. For the past three years, The Hayes have enjoyed a warm turkey dinner given by the organization. 
While the brothers have family in Tucson, Timothy says, "It's easy and it's good-- great food and it's enough to put you away."
The Thanksgiving dinner was able to serve more than 1,500 people around the city of Tucson. Thomas tells KGUN 9, "Everyone is enjoying themselves and it feeds the whole community."
Of the 200 volunteers, Jim Kazal says this is a way to teach his family at a young age the importance of giving back to their community. 
Adding, "We are very fortunate and mostly what we wanted to do was give the kids the experience to come out here and to serve and see what else is going on in the world we sometimes take for granted of what we have."
For those who couldn't attend todays dinner at St. Demetrios church - volunteers went out and delivered their meals early Thursday morning.