Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bethlehem's Salvation Army Needs to Beef Up Food Bank

Bethlehem's Salvation Army (921 Pembroke Road) has asked me to publish this news release.

BETHLEHEM, PA (Immediate Release) – The Bethlehem Salvation Army food pantry serves
an average of 60 families each month.

Recently, the cache of donations coming into the nonprofit has been primarily snack foods, according to Captain Alison Joy Labbe. She is appealing to the public, groups and businesses to help beef up the pantry with donations of nutritious non-perishables including canned meats, beans, soups, vegetables and fruits plus stables such as rice and pasta.

“People need complete nutritious meals,” says Labbe. She adds, "Our main concern right now is being able to provide Easter dinner to those who are in need." Organizations such as the Salvation Army need to help provide the needy with nutritious meals on a daily basis. The demand will continue to increase through the spring and summer. With the downturn of the economy, the need for wholesome food donations may climb higher.

“The Salvation Army receives food donations from an area food bank, but it hasn’t been enough in recent months,” says Captain Labbe. The Salvation Army is appealing to school and scout groups, volunteer groups, clubs, grocery stores and other food pantries in the area, to help with the shortage.

For information on how to donate non-perishable foods to the Salvation Army, call the Bethlehem Salvation Army at (610) 867-4681, or a Salvation Army office nearest you.

3 comments:

tinkerbell said...

will do.

Susan said...

We had an impromptu food drive in my office after I read this, and I'm happy to say that lots of good food is being delivered to their food bank today.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Wow, Susan! That's very nice of you. I'll have to mention this on Monday. There are some great people in this world, and you are one of them.