Duluth Salvation Army Food Drive Aims For 8,000 lbs of Food & $9K
Did you know that March is Minnesota FoodShare Month? The Salvation Army in Duluth says it's the largest food drive in the state and helps restock The Salvation Army's food shelves including right here in Duluth. Because it's the Minnesota Foodshare's March Campaign, any money and food donated to The Duluth Salvation Army will be matched now until April 11. The Salvation Army has set a goal to raise $9,000 and 8,000 pounds of food.
The Duluth Salvation Army serves 74,110 nutritious meals to those in need because of generosity of people in the community. This year has been particularly tough for many families right here in The Northland. The pandemic has caused a lot of unexpected loss of income, and many people find themselves needing help for the first time in their lives.
Captain Teri Ellsion of The Duluth Salvation Army says it is crucial to keep families fed.
Proper nutrition is a basic human necessity. We know it will take an army of people to provide relief to all those in need, so we’re asking for the community’s support. A lack of food is a problem we can solve. Please help us keep our food shelves filled so we can help feed our neighbors in need and thank you for your kindness!”
If you would like to make a donation, there are several options available:
- You can mail a donation or drop one off in person at 215 South 27th Ave West, Duluth MN 55806
- You can call in a credit card donation at 218-722-7934
- Donations can also be made online at DuluthSA.org
Monetary gifts are encourage because with the Salvation Army's buying power, your dollar can go three times further than if you purchased the items yourself at the store. They also can be more flexible to fill needs they need in grocery items with a monetary donation.