Urgent need of food increases demand at Salvation Army’s food pantry.
With kids out of school and the demand for more canned goods rising, The Salvation Army is asking the community for help.
Fort Myers, FL (July 17, 2018) The Salvation Army is in urgent need of 5,000 canned food items to meet demand at its Fort Myers food pantry through the rest of the summer. Nonperishables including canned meat, sauces, dried beans, rice, peanut butter and baby food can be dropped off at The Salvation Army’s Outreach Services Center at 2475 Edison Avenue from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
With students out of school, the demand for supplemental food has increased as parents work to provide two additional meals each day.
Weekly pantry days at the Fort Myers pantry see more than 125 families and provide more than 2,000 cans. Now including Saturdays through September to accommodate single parent homes and families that are unable to make it during work hours on Tuesdays, the demand for nonperishable items is even greater.