Feeding the Needy
Families across America continue to struggle to recover from the economic recession. The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that the portion of Americans living in poverty in 2010 climbed to 46.2 million people, representing 15.1 percent of the country at the highest level since 1993. That’s 1 in 6 people living below the poverty line of just $22,113 a year for a family of four.
The Salvation Army has witnessed this increased need first-hand while serving communities throughout the nation and right here in Kalamazoo County. The Salvation Army International reported in “Feeding the Need 2011” food survey earlier this year that 94 percent of Salvation Army food service programs experienced an increase in overall demand for food assistance in 2010.
Please help us to meet the very basic needs of children and families in our community by donating non-perishable food and personal items today. The Salvation Army pantry is located at 1700 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 and can accept donations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The office is closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.