Food shelf asks for help during campaign

Published 3:22 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017

To make sure there is enough to feed all who need help, the Salvation Army in Albert Lea is participating in the Minnesota FoodShare campaign for March 2017.

According to a press release, there is always a need for corporations, congregations, civic groups, schools and individuals to organize food drives to help neighbors in their time of need.

All food and monetary donations received from Feb. 24 through April 2 will go toward a partial grant match, which allows the Salvation Army to increase its buying power with Channel One Food Bank.

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The Salvation Army continues to need help as the number of people served through its food pantry increases.

Last year, 211,939 pounds of food were distributed through the pantry.

The Salvation Army is presently in need of peanut butter, pasta, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, cereal and canned meats.

Food or monetary donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, 302 Court St. in Albert Lea. Donation hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call the Salvation Army at 507-373-5710.