The Salvation Army is seeking donations to fill the empty shelves of its food pantry.
Capt. Barbara McCauley says the number of people seeking assistance from the Salvation Army pantry has increased over the past several months.
Since March, she says, the Salvation has provided canned goods, dry goods, frozen meat, bread and sweets to 1,200 individuals. During the same period last year, assistance was provided to fewer than 700 individuals.
Specific needs include canned vegetables, fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, rice, cereal, canned tomato products, canned pasta, pasta sauce, beef stew and boxed meals.
Donations of food and money can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington, during regular business hours Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To arrange an after-hours drop-off, call 356-3485.
Complete caption: Sharon and Jerry Lockhart, volunteers at The Salvation Army food pantry, stand in front of the pantry’s empty shelves. The Salvation Army has seen a major increase in the number of people asking for assistance and is seeking donations from the community to replenish the pantry’s shelves.