The Salvation Army War on Hunger


What is the War on Hunger?

The Salvation Army’s funding from the Christmas kettles runs out by spring and we need to fill the gap in donations so that we do not have to turn people away who need food. Also, we see an increase in need in the summer when children are out of school, because family’s grocery bills increase. Our goal for 2018 is $45,000.


Who does it help?

We serve people from Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. In 2017 44,437 individuals benefited from the Soup Kitchen and 19,164 meal boxes were distributed feeding 82,728 individuals.


Why should we support this campaign?

The need for assistance has increased each year so the need for donations has increased as well. In 2016 the average family size was four people and in 2017 the average family size was five to seven people.


When War on Hunger happens-locations

All participating Schnuck’s locations in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties on April 6th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but donations can be made at any time from now until then.


How to donate?

Text: 4war at 41444; call the Salvation Army: (812) 422-4673 or (812) 425-1375 and speak to a representative; or visit and click on War on Hunger to donate or visit any Schnuck locations on April 6th.


What kind of foods can people purchase from Schnuck’s stores to support War on Hunger?

Sugar, instant pancake mix, green beans, corn, peanut butter, spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, corn muffin mix, macaroni & cheese, box stuffing, corn flakes, ramen noodles.