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NORWICH CORPS SERVES MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEAL

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Released 14 October 2012

NORWICH CORPS SERVES MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEAL

CM02NORWICH – The need keeps growing! The Norwich Corps' Community Meal, which takes place on the second Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 PM, had over 120 participants this past Sunday, October 14th. What began in July with a small group of 82 has already grown to over 120 participants who can put the money saved in receiving a free meal toward meeting other basic needs. Norwich Corps Officers Captains Jerry and Mindy Uttley have enjoyed serving this growing "community group." "It's a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the community... to help people that need a hand just to stay even. This meal is an opportunity to provide a social service and minister to those who need it," noted Captain Mindy.

The meal selections have also been impressive and well-received. For example, one month’s meal consisted of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, fruit, and drink. Another included ham, potatoes, corn, and green beans. This month, the Norwich Corps served hamburgers or cheeseburgers, chips, and cookies with drink, this time via a canteen truck borrowed from the nearby neighboring New London Corps.

The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services Canteens are vehicles that not only provide first responders and victims of disasters with immediate assistance by driving directly to such sites, but also give The Salvation Army the ability to serve meals to local communities regardless of location. This particular canteen has proven especially helpful, with meals also planned to be served from it in November and December while the Norwich Corps’ kitchen is re-fitted due to damage from storms over the past year. When there is a need, The Salvation Army is there. Just ask this community group!

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