The Salvation Army in Princeton is need of donations from the community to fully stock the shelves in the food pantry. Social Service Director Sara Keys said it breaks her heart to have to give families in need just a small amount of food.
On Sunday September 13, 2015, Keys said, “Our food just don’t last very long. People come in everyday, five days a week for food.” Last month, Keys said she gave out more than 170 food orders. She said that fed more than 400 people. Keys said they have been lacking in supplies for the past 2 to 3 years.
Keys said, “We’ve already had people asking you know when are you going to be taking Thanksgiving applications and Christmas applications. This year, we’re not even sure if we’re going to be able help with Thanksgiving. We’re going to try our best to do Christmas which you know I’m sure we will. Thanksgiving, we’re just not sure about.”
They are taking up donations for non-perishable food items and frozen food.
Major Raymond Pruitt said, “Food can also be dropped off at our Family Store at 818 Mercer Street. Which ever location is closer or more convenient for you. We’d be glad to take it any time.”
The Salvation Army also accepts money donations. It’s located on 300 Princeton Avenue in Princeton