Video: Salvation Army Facing Critical Shortage at Columbus Food Pantry
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — For the first time in two years, the food pantry at the Salvation Army in Columbus is running critically low. Tuesday, they are expecting about 25 people to stop by and ask for food assistance, but they only have enough food to feed 11. They need tuna, peanut butter, canned goods, and rice. On average, they feed about 150 people a month, and they are projected to to feed more this month. People can ask for food assistance on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Salvation Army’s Eric Roberts asked: “If you were a family that was in need, how would you feel if the Salvation Army could stand in that place to do that? The community has always been good to help us out and support us and we just need the community to come behind us again.”
Anyone who wishes to drop off donations can do so at the Salvation Army office located at 2219 Main Street in Columbus.