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Salvation Army in dire need of food

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi has been hit with back to back natural disasters since April. As a result, the Salvation Army is issuing an urgent call for help to re-stock its food pantries. The shelves are just about bear at the Jackson office and the Vicksburg disaster warehouse. And the need is great.

High on their list of needs is peanut butter, pasta, canned vegetables and canned meat. Items can be dropped off at the administration building located at 110 Presto Lane in Jackson or in Vicksburg at the Blackburn Motors warehouse on Washington street. A truck is also located at Trustmark Park.

This is from a press release June 30, 2011. 

"I believe we are experiencing the last influx of people getting back into their homes. We are in desperate need for food items to give assistance to people in Vicksburg as well as here in Jackson. The need has been so great in these last few months of people needing food," said Captain Ken Chapman.

Chapman said, "The Mississippi Food Network has been an absolute community "hero" during this flood. "Walter Satterwhite, Executive Director of the MS Food Network has responded to our call for help every time we have called and thank goodness he is sending a truck to Vicksburg again tomorrow, but we need food here in Jackson too!", said Chapman.

"Because of our long standing relationship with The Salvation Army we are eager to help meet these needs in any way possible," said Walter Satterwhite, Executive Director of the MS Food Network.  The Mississippi Food Network, an affiliate of the Feeding America Food Bank has donated food, non-perishable food, and toiletry items to assist in stocking The Salvation Army warehouse in Vicksburg for more than 2 months.

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