July food shelf donations down, Salvation Army says
The month of July is coming to an end and with it a chance for The Salvation Army food shelves to have their donations matched. So far donations are just a fraction of where they were this time last year. Rather than receiving donations of severa...
The month of July is coming to an end and with it a chance for The Salvation Army food shelves to have their donations matched.
So far donations are just a fraction of where they were this time last year. Rather than receiving donations of several thousands of dollars, food shelves are only seeing a few hundred, a news release stated.
The Salvation Army and Open Your Heart to the Hungry Food Shelf Challenge ends July 31. Any donations made to The Salvation Army food shelves between now and then will be proportionally matched by Open Your Heart and Hunger Solutions.
The Salvation Army locations in the Brainerd lakes area along with Albert Lea, Duluth, Fairmont, Hibbing, St. Cloud and Virginia are all participating in the matching grant.
"During the summer we see an increase in the number of families who come to us for help," explained Lt. Grant Holloway, Brainerd Salvation Army administrator, in the release. "Mostly because parents are now feeding their children three meals instead of the usual two. It's an increase in expense which makes the July food shelf challenge even more important."
To donate, drop off a food donation or send a check to any participating Salvation Army Worship and Service Center. The Salvation Army in Brainerd is located at 208 S. Fifth St. Visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/northern/matching-grant-for-food to donate online.