URGENT PLEA ISSUED TO HELP FAMILIES WITHOUT FOOD

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Need for emergency food boxes has more than doubled in the past year at Salvation Army Kroc Center 

 

October 28, 2009 (San Diego)—"So far, thanks to the generosity of San Diegans, The Salvation Army Kroc Center has been able to meet the increasing need for emergency food assistance in the surrounding community. But as the need continues to rise, our pantry is in desperate need of restocking," a press release issued today warns.

 

In October of 2008, 40 families came to The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Family Services Department needing emergency food boxes to help feed 136 people. In October of this year, that number more than doubled, with 94 families requesting emergency food to feed 416 people. Right now, the Salvation Army Kroc Center has barely enough food to get through this next month.

 

The Center has an immediate need for the following items: pasta, pasta meals, rice, canned meat, canned meals, fruit juice, baby formula, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, jelly or jam, dried milk, diapers, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrushes, body soap, and deodorant.

These items can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Family Services Building during business hours.

Salvation Army Sites across the County are experiencing a similar increase in need and are accepting donations as well. Other sites include: Chula Vista, El Cajon, Downtown, Clairemont, Escondido and Oceanside.