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Salvation Army: Food Pantry is Low

Posted July 9, 2007

— The Salvation Army of Wake County said its Food Assistance Pantry has run very low on non-perishable food items.

Summer has traditionally been a hard time for the pantry as donations drop off, officials said.

The Salvation Army has collection barrels available for office food drives. Individuals, businesses, churches, civic clubs and all others are encouraged to donate.

Some suggested items are: canned fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, rice, cereal, pasta, crackers and powdered milk.

Non-perishable items can be donated to The Salvation Army, 215 S. Person St., Raleigh, 27601. Call 919-834-6733 for more information.


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  • Caesarsgirl79 Jul 10, 2007

    Raptor, whether you donate directly to someone or through the Salvation Army all that matters is that people are getting help. If the Salvation Army had enough volunteers or companies to donate or help with the admin fees this wouldn't even be an issue.

    Why complain about an organization that's trying to be beneficial to others??

  • raptor101 Jul 10, 2007

    My pantry is pretty low also... so is my bank account.. anyone care to help? I can guarantee that 100% of your donation will go directly to ME and not to administrative fees or salaries or to anyone else that it shouldn't go to

  • Myword Jul 9, 2007

    Anyone who studies charities knows that the Salvation Army has one of the best track records in the country for using its $ or gifts well. Much better stats than the Red Cross for example. They are worth helping.