‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ campaign will help local families in need
VANCOUVER – The Salvation Army in Vancouver will host a community food drive on Mon., April 27, to collect items desperately needed for its food bank. Non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and household cleaning supplies are needed and will be added to the grocery boxes given to local families every week.
“We are seeing an increased need at our food bank in Vancouver,” reports Major Michael Nute. “The guests we regularly serve are needing more items from us, and many new guests are coming to us.”
During March 2020, The Salvation Army distributed nearly 1,000 grocery boxes in Vancouver, about a 30 percent increase in neighbors needing assistance.
The Community Food Drive will be held at The Salvation Army, 1500 NE 112th Avenue, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Donors can simply drive up, and volunteers will be on site to accept donations.
The following items are recommended donations for the Community Food Drive on April 27. Monetary donations are also needed and will be used to continue Salvation Army services in Vancouver. Donations accepted online at Vancouver.SalvationArmy.org.
• Pasta, rice
• Canned soup, vegetables
• Canned meat, tuna
• Baby food
• Boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper
Personal hygiene items
• Razors, shaving cream
• Feminine products
• Diapers (infant, toddler, adult)
• Toilet paper, Kleenex
Household cleaning items
• Disinfecting wipes
• Household cleaning and disinfecting solution
• Laundry detergent