Herkimer Salvation Army in need of donations

The Salvation Army in Herkimer is looking for help filling the shelves of it's food pantry.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019 10:32 PM

HERKIMER, N.Y. - The Salvation Army in Herkimer is looking for help filling the shelves of it's food pantry.

Right now, The Salvation Army in Herkimer is the only food pantry serving residents of the Herkimer-Mohawk area and they're facing a $10,000 deficit.

According to volunteers, the deficit comes from a spike in demand and drop in supply.

"Its really just a deficit due to the amount of donations that have been coming in, they've been slowly decreasing as times gone on," John Wood, commanding office for the Salvation Army in Herkimer said.

The Salvation Army's food pantry consistently serves around 150 families each month, so that's around 350 people.

The Salvation Army will accept any donations, but they are looking specifically for financial contributions.

"Any money that comes here goes a lot farther, we can get a lot more for a buck here, we can also purchase things that we actually need to fill our shelves, we have control over the items that we get, good protein items, different kinds of meats and cheeses and a lot of these things we cant get through donations," Paul Frezza, a volunteer said.

The food pantry will never turn down food donations, but they ask if you are going to donate food, please make sure it isn't old or out of date.

Donations and financial contributions can be made at The Salvation Army at 431 N. Prospect Street in Herkimer.

If you choose to write a check, you should specify food pantry on the memo line to restrict funds to the food pantry.

If you can't donate money or food, The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to donate their time for the upcoming holidays.

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