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Chamber helping collect items for Salvation Army food pantry

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is a collection site for items to stock The Salvation Army of Livingston County’s food pantry.

Last year, The Salvation Army of Livingston County helped over 430 families with pantry food.

The Salvation Army’s Summer Lunch Bunch feeding program, the supply of fresh vegetables from our community garden and the farmers market donations have come to an end. With that in mind, The Salvation Army will need to restock their pantry soon. However, before we use the already struggling general funds to purchase pantry foods, we would like to ask the community to “Help Stock the Pantry!”

“We are thinking ahead and using the donated funds wisely. Although our pantry is not completely empty, it is dwindling down and will soon only contain a hodge podge of items that do not make a complete or nutritious meal” says Major Prezza Morrison. “By asking the community to help with the non-perishable foods, we will be able to purchase much needed meat (helping to create complete meals) that we would not otherwise have the funds to do so or better yet, use the funds for other needed services”

The drive is on from Sept. 14 through Oct. 16.

Donations of non-perishable foods and meat can also be dropped off at The Salvation Army Corps at 503 Lake St. in between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary donations can be brought in to The Salvation Army office at 503 Lake St. in Howell, or mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 647, Howell, MI 48844; or on the web at www.salvationarmylivingston.org.

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