Salvation Army in need of more food donations | Community Spirit
The Salvation Army food pantries are experiencing low food supplies as more South Mississippi residents flock to them for assistance following Hurricane Isaac.
According to officials, just last week, 429 Gulf Coast residents sought food assistance. An average of 500 families along the Gulf Coast are assisted by the Salvation Army.
“We are seeing a large influx of the community coming to us for food assistance. We do require them to fill out paperwork and to provide the necessary documentation such as a photo ID, lease that includes utilities or a utility bill,” says Major Terry Ray, Area Commander for The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast. “We know people are hungry, the need is urgent and we want to help the most people we can. We are asking the community to donate canned goods or make a monetary donation to help us do the most good for their neighbors in need.”
Examples of what are most needed are:
- Bags of beans
- Canned meat (tuna, ham, chicken)
- Canned vegetables and fruits
- Granola bars
- Items with a pop top (do not require a can opener)
Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army located at 2019 22nd Street in Gulfport or 3217 Nathan Hale Ave in Pascagoula. Monetary donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 208, Biloxi, MS 39533.
For more information about The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Command and the services they provide, please visit www.salvationarmymscoast.org.