More Than 25,000 Meals Anticipated To Be Served At the Salvation Army

WHAT: Serving the Orlando community for more than 20 years, Golden Corral announces today it 21st annual “Helpings from the Heart” Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28, 2013.  Anticipated to serve more than 25,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day, Eric Holm president of Metro Corral Partners, founded the concept to give back to the community and return the favor to The Salvation Army, which provided a Thanksgiving meal to the Holm family many years ago when he was a child.

“Year-round we are witness to what joy a hearty meal brings to people,” says Holm. “On one of the biggest eating holidays of the year, we feel blessed that we can not only share in the experience, but most importantly ensure our Central Florida community is fed.”

Last year more than 1,100 Salvation Army volunteers arrived throughout the day to help serve meals. This year, guests will be treated to an abundant buffet of turkey, ham and all the traditional fixings that comprise a Thanksgiving dinner. Fall-inspired desserts like pumpkin pie will be served with more playful sweets like cotton candy available for children. Prepared meals are also available to-go.

“On Thanksgiving day, we see the community at its best,” said Major Mark Woodcock of The Salvation Army, Orlando Area Command regarding last year’s the event.

WHERE: Salvation Army Gymnasium
440 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
For more information please call 407.423.8581

WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Meals start at 11 a.m. and will be served through 5:00 p.m.
This event is complimentary and open-to-the-public

MEDIA:   Rockaway-PR, Marketing & Special Events

CONTACT: Alexis Knapp | C. Major

[email protected] | [email protected]

O: 407.236.6566 | F: 866.820.8691

Danielle Holm

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O: 407.629.9311 ext. 204



Eric Holm of Metro Corral Partners dba Golden Corral is a prominent, local business man and long-time supporter of The Salvation Army. Mr. Holm owns and operates thirty Golden Corral restaurants in Central Florida and Georgia, and specializes in making pleasurable dining affordable.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.