(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Salvation Army has received a $5,000 Hunger Relief grant from Walmart to replenish its depleted food pantry.
In addition, the Salvation Army is challenging the Lawrence County community to match the $5,000 in either cash or non-perishable food items.
Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 94, Bedford, IN, 47421. Donations can also be dropped off at the Salvation Army, corner of 17th and K streets.
"It's hard to believe there are families in our own community who don't have enough food to eat, but sadly it's true," said Capt. Donna Rose, commanding officer of The Salvation Army in Lawrence County, in a news release. "No one should have to choose between paying the rent this month and putting food on the table for their children."
The local Salvation Army gives needy families and individuals more than 3,000 bags of food every year. There are times the pantry struggles to keep the shelves stocked, especially in the summer months when donations are often at their lowest.
"This donation could not have come at a better time because our food pantry shelves are very bare due to the increased number of people who have never needed our services before coming to us for help," said Rose. "It's our hope that others in our community will continue to be concerned for those struggling to make ends meet and be encouraged to help keep the Salvation Army's food pantry stocked through monetary or food donations."
To request assistance, visit the Salvation Army office.
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