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Updated Nov 26, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Salvation Army preparing 3,500 Thanksgiving meals

PHOENIX -- A kitchen at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix is buzzing with activity.

Dozens of Salvation Army volunteers are preparing a Thanksgiving feast to feed the Valley's hungry.

"We're preparing about 3,500 meals for Thanksgiving which we will serve here or be delivered to homebound individuals," said volunteer Phil Reinhardt.

The meal consists of the traditional holiday fixings, including turkey, home-made gravy, mashed potatos, rolls and pie.

"It's delicious, a meal I wouldn't mind serving at home," said Reinhardt.

In Arizona, 1 in 4 children, 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 7 seniors face hunger every day.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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