Archive for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Salvation Army pleads for more food at KCK pantry

September 29, 2010

The Salvation Army in Kansas City, Kan., is issuing an urgent plea for donations to its food pantry, 6723 State Avenue.

Amanda Waters, divisional director of community relations for The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri, said the pantry's shelves were almost empty and the freezer was completely bare. Any food donation is welcome, but the items most needed are meat and canned fruit.

The Salvation Army in Kansas City, Kan. serves an average of 125 families each month.

“More and more families are turning to us each month for help putting food on their tables,” said Maj. Rich Forney with the Salvation Army in Kansas City, Kan. "With family budgets being stretched right now to the limit, our food pantry is, for many people, literally a life saver."

The Salvation Army's seven other food pantries in the Kansas City metro area are also low on food at this time, Waters said.


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