MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In the spirit of the holiday, hundreds of volunteers are making the day a little brighter for those in need.

About 500 people gathered at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Anyone who showed up was served a traditional dinner of turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings.

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While help preparing and serving meals is needed, there are more ways to help this season.

“We have a big need for accessories for winter time, like stocking hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots. Those things are in a big need for us right now. Especially larger sizes for men,” Major Jeff Strickler, for the Salvation Army said.

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Members of the Minnesota Vikings were among Thursday’s volunteers.