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Salvation Army, Tyson partner for free lunch

Tyson Chicken and the Vicksburg Salvation Army will be partnering to provide a free lunch to those impacted by Sunday’s storm Friday at noon.

“Tyson goes to a lot of places when they have disasters, and they wanted to give back to their own community,” Salvation Army Maj. Mary Welch said.

According to Welch, Tyson will be preparing lunches with chicken and fries with the expectation of feeding up to 500 people. All meals will be provided to-go due to space available.

“We have had a few people who came in and we helped them with food,” Welch said. “We are trying to help those we can.”

The lunch will start at noon and continue until the food is gone or everyone who comes has been served.

“All involved desire that this will, in some way, provide a little relief and hope to those who have been affected by the recent weather events,” Steve said.

The Salvation Army is located at 530 Mission 66.