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Salvation Army Struggles to Feed Hungry, Need Donations

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The Greenville Salvation Army serves about 35 families on a daily basis. The Greenville Salvation Army serves about 35 families on a daily basis.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

The Salvation Army says they're seeing an increasing demand for food, and they're struggling to keep up.

"A whole new population is coming to us for food. Our regulars are now being joined by the formerly middle-class, a group that's just begun to embrace a nightmare they probably thought they'd never see − no money for food," said Major Kent Davis, Area Commander for The Salvation Army.

The Greenville Salvation Army serves about 35 families on a daily basis. Unfortunately this increased demand comes at a time when the Salvation Army food pantry sees fewer donations to help supply the increase in demand.

"We've used up our holiday donations feeding people through the holidays and beyond," explained Major Davis.

That's why the Salvation Army is now asking for the public's help. They need the community to make donations, including the following items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Milk
  • Canned Meat
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned Veggies
  • Soup
  • Other Non-Perishable Food Items

The Salvation Army served 121,350 meals in Greenville last year. This year, they expect that number to rise to more than 123,000 meals.

"The Salvation Army has always served the neediest and we will continue to respond to cries for help from those who need it most," said Major Davis. "But we depend on the support of the community to do our work. We urge our friends to make a gift so we can help those who are hurting most of all."

To find out how you can Be A Shield and donate to assist the homeless, hungry, hurting and helpless, call The Salvation Army at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (864-235-4803). You can also mail your gifts to P. O. Box 1237, Greenville, SC 29602, or make a donation online.

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