The Salvation Army Food Pantry Pleads For Donations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Salvation Army food pantry workers alerted administration it is barely capable of putting together complete food boxes for a family. "We have odds and ends, but barely enough to put together a food box," said Sara Bennett of Social Services for The Salvation Army. "We desperately need the community to donate food."

The Salvation Army is asking the community to step forward and donate non-perishable food items.

Items most needed are:
Canned meat of any type:  tuna, chicken, spam, etc.

Tuna/Chicken Helper/Hamburger Helper
Hearty canned soup:  chili, ravioli, beef stew, chicken noodle, etc. 
Peanut butter and jelly
Macaroni and cheese 
Instant potatoes and/or rice side dishes 
Dry milk, evaporated milk 
Grits or oatmeal
Pancake mix and syrup

For a full list of items, visit:  All items can be brought to The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., or to the Social Services Office, 2140 East 28th St., from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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