Salvation Army treats seniors to Thanksgiving spread

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The Salvation Army on Wednesday treated hundreds of senior citizens in Bensonhurst to a full Thanksgiving spread.

The 300 seniors are typically treated to traditional Chinese cuisine all week at the Salvation Army center on 18th Avenue, but the menu was changed to fit with the holiday tradition.

Since Thanksgiving is not celebrated in China, organizers said it was important for the seniors to embrace the occasion.

The turkey and related fixings were all donated. There was also pizza, for which UnitedHealthCare picked up the tab.

This year, 800 chickens will be handed out to those who contribute $1 or $2. All of the money will go toward hurricane relief efforts.

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