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The Salvation Army in Columbus says it needs your help filling shelves back up at its food pantry.
Lt. Alan Sladek, with the Salvation Army, says last month, the organization served over 800 people in the food pantry alone, and over 70 of them were new to the pantry. Sladek believes the increase in the number being served is due to those who are underemployed meaning people are working, but not making enough to make ends meet to pay their bills and other obligations.
Sladek says unfortunately they had to close the pantry a few times recently to go out to buy food through different agencies and outlets in Columbus. To help the pantry get back on its feet, Sladek says your church or organization can "Adopt-a-shelf" where you would be responsible to provide a non-perishable item for a shelf at the pantry. They need items like macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, chili, canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned pasta, cereal, instant potatoes and crackers.
The pantry, located at 2525 Illinois St., is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
To find out more about how you can help, call 812-372-7118.
Last Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 5:21:00 AM
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