WIU and Salvation Army offer Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) – The Resident Assistant Council (RAC) at Western Illinois University will hold its 18th annual Thanksgiving dinner to help those in need throughout the community.

The Salvation Army is partnering with WIU students and residence life to prepare and distribute the food on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m at the Salvation Army, located at 505 N. Randolph St.

The food for the event is donated by Sodexo Campus Services and received during the Stuff the Bus event held earlier this month.

“This is an event that RAC looks forward to every year,” said Erica Hoffman, Corbin-Olson complex director and RAC advisor. “RAC is proud to represent WIU and give back to the Macomb community during this holiday season.”

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Hoffman at ED-Hoffman@wiu.edu, or contact the Salvation Army at (309) 837-4824.

WIU students are encouraged to volunteer for the meal. For more information or to sign up, click here.