“Demand continues to increase, and donations (during March Food Share month) are drastically down” says Karla Rolfzen, Social Services Coordinator at the Salvation Army in St. Cloud. The food and cash donations to the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army during “Food Share” which are maximized through a matching grant from Second Harvest are way behind last year’s donations. After three weeks, or 60 percent of the five week event completed, the Salvation Army has only collected $3,263 in cash and 23,635 pounds of food product, 22 percent and 26 percent respectively. Last year the totals collected at the Corps were more than $15,000 in cash and more than 92,000 pounds of food product. Major Lee Morrison, head of the local Corps added, “We never lose hope. The good people in the St. Cloud area have always increased supporting the Salvation Army, especially when the need is the greatest.”
How to donate:
Give on line at www.salvation
Mail a check to The Salvation Army, 400 South US 10, St. Cloud, MN 56304.
Drop a donation off at The Salvation Army office on highway 10, across from Cashwise.
Drop a donation off at The Salvation Army Thrift Store by Crossroads.
The food collected during Food Share month is greatly counted on to help support our Food Pantry, the Community Lunch program, and the Shelter Meals for the residents at the 64-bed Emergency Shelter which houses homeless individuals, families and veterans, all located at the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army Service Center. Last year the Salvation Army distributed over 240 tons of food from the Food Pantry, served 30,000 meals during the Community lunches and served 20,000 additional meals from Shelter Residents.