Pitt County Salvation Army is low on food; needs your help

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – An organization that tries to serve the needs of the community is low on food.

The pantry at Pitt County’s Salvation Army is empty and the center needs help to fill it.

Captain John Sikes has worked at the Greenville location for six years. He says the food supply has never been lower and it’s heartbreaking to turn people away.

“We actually turned people away today,” Captain John Sikes said. “People are coming in wanting food, expecting us to give food. They have no questions, knowing they are going to get food, and they arrive and we have to say, ‘No, we’re sorry. We just don’t have it.'”

Organizers said they get produce and meat from Food Lion every day, but that isn’t enough to feed the area. The Salvation Army runs solely on donations.

The center needs canned vegetables, dry foods, other things like soup, boxed macaroni, and cereal.

If you would like to help, contact Stephanie McKenzie at 252-756-3388 ext 206. You can also visit their website at this link.

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