The Salvation Army is in need of donated food items for its Food Pantry Program. Programs in general, including the Food Pantry have seen an increase in requested in recent months, which has led to a decreased supply in food.
“Right now there is great need the community and we want to make sure we can assist all those who come to our office for help,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “Food items are used in several of our programs, making donations critical for us.”
Specific items needed are spaghetti noodles, green beans, corn, canned tomato products, canned fruit, boxed dinners, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, and crackers. Donated food items can be taken to The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield.
In addition to the Food Pantry, food items are used in the Front Line Feeding Program, Senior Feeding Programs, Kids Café, and meals for residents in two shelter programs. Last year, over 8,000 bags of food were given out and nearly 100,000 meals.
For more information, please call The Salvation Army Office at (417) 862-5509.