The Salvation Army has identified 75 low-income families who will receive items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable. The Middle School and Upper School collected turkeys/hens, potatoes, vegetables, dressing, and cranberry sauce for the families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home.
The Salvation Army truck will pick up all the food on Thursday at The McCallie School.
"I love that community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience and the students serve beyond their campus," said Major Mark Smith, Area Commander of The Salvation Army. "This teaches our younger generation so much more than what can be learned in the classrooms and we are so grateful McCallie is joining us in 'doing the most good'."
The greater community is encouraged this holiday season to give their time just like these students. Volunteer opportunities can be found on www.csarmy.org, or by calling The Salvation Army at 423 756-1023.
Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year's increase in Christmas needs. Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.