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6:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Louisville Salvation Army Seeking Holiday Food Donations

The Louisville Salvation Army always sees an increase in people coming to its doors during the holiday season, but officials say this year could prove to be especially difficult to meet its needs.

The organization expects to provide holiday meals to more than one thousand people this year and is asking the community for donations of food and other items. 

Spokesman David Yarmuth says a drop in donated items from local food banks  like Dare to Care and Kentucky Harvest is a major factor.  These agencies have felt the impact of cuts in federal assistance and the slow economic recovery.

“Folks are still having a hard time taking care of themselves and taking care of their families and the Salvation Army is here for that particular community and it has been for 130 years. We just happen to be in a tight bind, we just need a few extra staples to meet that need for our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals,” Yarmuth said. 

The Salvation Army says needed items include vegetables, frozen turkeys, hams,  and disposable plates and utensils.