Salvation Army Hopes To Feed 260 In Community



With more than 260 families in need of help and new clients coming in all the time, the food pantry at the Milford Salvation Army stays busy around the holidays.
"That’s an average number for us," said its director David Irwin, "but we have new clients rotating in all the time."

The agency offers a food box program each holiday season. On two distribution days, one before Thanksgiving and the other before Christmas, the Salvation Army will provide food boxes to anyone who is in need.

"We try not to turn anyone down," said Irwin.

These boxes come with traditional holiday foods and a turkey for each eligible family. This past Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army’s food pantry found itself about 90 turkeys short.

Irwin attributed this to shifts in donations over the past year. "Some groups withdrew their support or reduced their donations," he said.
Thankfully, he added, the community responded in force and Irwin now hopes there will be enough Christmas turkeys for every family who comes in.

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