Local Salvation Army Receives Needed Food Donations

The Salvation Army's warehouse in Las Vegas was almost empty. Until the members of the community stepped up. Action News aired a story on Wednesday about how the Salvation Army was running out of food because of the increase in need over the past few months. Many people in the community decided to step up and help. In the last 24 hours, there has been an outpouring of giving. Those donating include the Three Square Food Bank, which donated 11 pallets of food. But, many regular people also called -- asking how they could help. The Salvation Army says it is now in pretty good shape for the fall season. The organization on Main Street in Las Vegas has served 200 families each day, nearly 1,000 each week, for months. That's a 40-percent increase over previous months.
While the number of people to feed has increased, donations and funds have decreased.
The pantry is in need of high-protein foods such as peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna and other meats. Also important are baby food and formula. This call for help falls in the month of September, which FEMA has coined as National Preparedness Month. This serves as a reminder to stock up and be prepared for emergencies, and help the community be prepared by restocking the shelves at the Salvation Army.

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Source: Action 13 News

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