Captain D's offers Thanksgiving to those in need

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Captain D’s restaurant in Salisbury will open its doors and prepare a dinner for the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.
The Captain D’s staff, led by Tom Knudsen and Robin Black, will open the restaurant at 707 E. Innes St. from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) to serve a free meal for individuals and families in need. The restaurant is otherwise not open on the holiday.
Knudsen said he’ll close promptly at 2 p.m. so his employees can enjoy Thanksgiving at their own homes.
Last year, Captain D’s fed a turkey dinner to 43 people.
“This year, the economy is a lot worse,” Knudsen said, anticipating a bigger crowd.
Knudsen and others have been seeking contributions for the Thanksgiving dinner for several months and have raised about $300.
“I want this to work out for our community,” he said.
Contact Black or Knudsen at 704-637-7929 for more information or if you want to contribute food or money to the charity dinners.