“War On Hunger” Kick-Off In Evansville
The Salvation Army’s Evansville Corps 2011 “War on Hunger” began at 4:30 a.m. Friday, April 1st at Schnucks’ West Side Newburgh and Washington Avenue locations. News 14 TV and WIKY Radio added all-day live cut-ins from the stores showing the “tons” of food donated by partners against hunger: Cargill donating 7 skids of food; Heritage Federal Credit Union donating a skid of cereal; the University of Evansville Campus donating a skid of mashed potato flakes; the University of Evansville Cabinet donating a Skid of Macaroni and Cheese; the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1114 donating a skid of macaroni and cheese; Old National Bank donating a skid of applesauce; ARROW Consultation Services, Inc., donating a skid of macaroni and cheese; the Salvation Army Advisory Board donating a skid of macaroni and cheese and 4 anonymous citizens of Evansville donating skids of stuffing, applesauce, macaroni and cheese and spaghetti sauce. For a total of 18 skids of food for the Kick-Off!
Also, The Salvation Army’s beloved red kettles made a one-day appearance for monitory donations. Volunteers did not ring bells but clanged “food cans.” As always non-perishable canned goods were purchased at all 3 Schnucks locations and put into grocery carts marked for Salvation Army War On Hunger Donations.
It begins April 1, 2011 and lasts through April 30, 2011. Drop off non-perishable foods – itemssuch as canned vegetables, soups, fruits, meats, pasta, spaghetti, marinara sauce, pasta dishes, boxed dinners, cereals, rice, dry beans, peanut butter, jelly, and dried soup mixes at the West Side, Newburgh or Washington Avenue Schnucks locations or The Salvation Army located at 1040 Fulton Avenue in Evansville.
Again this year, the Rhode Island based The Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million among nationwide agencies fighting hunger. The more donations made to The Salvation Army in Evansville through April 30, 2011 – the more Feinstein money The Salvation Army in Evansville will receive! Your donations and involvement create the hope and opportunity for hungry people – here in Evansville, in the United States and around the world. Thank you!
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