Salvation Army's Food Pantry Needs Your Help

A local charitable organization could use your help, feeding families in-need.

The Salvation Army's food pantry is critically low on food. Employees say the shelves are as bare as they've seen them in a decade.

They say they only have two or three days worth of food left.

Each family receives about 30 pounds of food, enough for 3 days.

They're afraid they'll have to start turning-away some of the 250 families that depend on the pantry to eat.

"To get real technical, that's about 2000 people a month. So when you look at it in terms like that, and we have to fill the bags with non-perishables. It doesn't go very far," said worker Art Capri.

"What you see is we're still struggling, we're still trying to help these families to be able to eat, but we're struggling. We're struggling. We thought at one point we would even have to close the pantry down because we had nothing to feed them," said Director Shae Wells.

The Salvation Army needs protein, breakfast items, and non-perishables.

Employees will accept donations at the pantry on West 15th Street in Panama city, from 8:00 until 4:30 Monday through Friday and the thrift store next door on Saturdays.

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