Thanksgiving at The Center of Hope

The Thanksgiving holiday evokes memories and traditions for many of us.  From spending time with family, to watching football, to eating way too much, we all celebrate in our own ways. 

This Thanksgiving isn’t going to be traditional for most of the 75 men, women and children who currently live at The Greensboro Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter.  They don’t have a place of their own, but they are working with their case managers on a plan to get back on their feet. 

In the meantime, the Center of Hope staff is doing their best to provide the residents with the Thanksgiving traditions and comforts that so many of us have come to know and love.  The kitchen staff is busy working on a feast that we hope will make them feel like they are at home, at least for the dPreparing Thanksgiving Mealay.


A Thanksgiving buffet in the Center of Hope’s Dining Room will feature turkey with dressing, ham, roast beef, rice, potato salad, green bean casserole, yams, fresh greens, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, and cranberry sauce.  For desert, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie and a selection of cakes will be served.

The television will be on in the dining room for those football enthusiasts who want to catch the Carolina Panthers take on the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30pm.  During halftime of the big game, The Salvation Army will kick off the annual Red Kettle Christmas campaign with a live performance by Luke Bryan.  This marks the 19th year of musical partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and The Salvation Army.   Since the partnership began, The Salvation Army has raised more than $2 billion in the Red Kettles to help serve those in need in 5,000 communities nationwide, including Greensboro.

Luke Bryan

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving holiday, consider providing a meal for someone in need this week. Because of you, those who are living at our Center of Hope shelter can enjoy a nourishing meal and a good night's rest. They are all grateful for the generous support of people just like you who partner with us to directly provide for them.

We are grateful for you as well. Each gift that you share with us directly translates into transformed lives. Thank you for all that you do to support your Greensboro community!

To give, click here.

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Preaparing for Thanksgiving

Center of Hope Chef William Pendergrass prepares for the Thanksgiving Day's feast.