NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2013
The Salvation Army Food Pantry Dangerously Empty!
Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army food pantry located within its Social Services office at 2140 East 28th Street, alerted administration it is not capable of putting together one complete food box for a family. "We have odds and ends, a can here or there, but not enough to put together three full meals in a food box," shares Sandy Leavell, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army. "We are desperately needing the community to donate food!"
The Salvation Army is asking the community to step forward and donate non-perishable food items. Popular items include: proteins like peanut butter, canned meats, beans, and chili. Also all vegetables, and essential staples like flour, rice, sugar, pastas and sauces are needed. All items can be brought to The Salvation Army located at 822 McCallie Avenue or to the Social Services Office located at 2140 East 28th Street , 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
If your church, business or school would like to do a donation drive, please contact Jennifer Fisher at 423-756-1023 . All monetary donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. For more information contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023 or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org .
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org