Williston Salvation Army asks community for help

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WILLISTON, N.D. - A half empty food pantry cannot feed the hungry. The Salvation Army in Williston is struggling to aid those who are in desperate need.

“Our supplies are getting low and when our supplies get low that means we are less able to help those in our community that need that help of being able to have some food in their pantry,” says Captain Cappy Moore, Corps Officer.

Local businesses are donating much as they can to feed the hungry. Captain Moore says this is not the first time the food supply is at an all-time low. In fact, numbers are lower in the summer than in any other season.

“A lot of those children are going to be home and have meals at home more often than they were during the fall and winter when we tend to get a little bit more consistent support,” said Moore.

Right now clothes and toys are among the most popular items people are donating to the Salvation Army.

Volunteers say though every donation is worth taking, they are urging the community to donate non-perishable items.

“Any amount whether it's just a jar of peanut butter or a bag of food or to send a check in the mail or drop some money off to help us, it would be greatly appreciated,” says Moore.

The act of giving makes a big difference to those in need. Donations can be made in person at the Salvation Army downtown on Main Street.

For further information, please call 701-572-2921.