Redding Salvation Army's resources spread thin

Aug 18, 2015 8:09 PM by Charlene Cheng

The Salvation Army in Redding is in need of help, to help others.

"We're asking for food. If people have the ability to donate canned food, non-perishable foods, we're asking them to do so," Lt. Tim Danielson said.

Their mission is to feed the hungry, whether during hard financial times, or in the middle of a wildfire.

The Redding Corps typically serves Shasta County, but in times of emergency, that reach extends to Trinity.

Volunteers have been trekking to Hayfork, armed with food and a mobile kitchen.

"We served over 1,500 meals while we were up there. Snackwise we served much more than that, and same with hydration. We did a ton of water runs," Lt. Danielson said.

In the meantime, over 1,700 households depend on the food bank every month, but the stockpile is dwindling.

"We're sitting really low. And it's scary because as we're rolling into the holiday season, we're looking at serving people for the holidays, and we're still serving regular people at that time also," Lt. Danielson said.

If you'd like to help, you can drop off food or monetary donations at the office on Larkspur Lane.


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