Taking a stand: the Salvation Army's War on Hunger

Taking a stand: the Salvation Army's War on Hunger
Published: Apr. 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - I was invited to the Salvation Army a few weeks ago to tour the food pantry and food kitchen project in Evansville.

It was an emotional experience as you can well imagine.

I heard stories of some people that once fed their families working 60 hours a week, are now dependent on the Salvation Army because employers cut their hours to 29 hours to avoid health care cost.

I won't get into those politics now, but I will beg you to join the Salvation Army's War on Hunger Friday.

Together with 14News, the Salvation Army declares war on hung.

Friday beginning at 6 in the morning at all Schnucks locations, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items all day long.

You an also text the word 'hoosier' to 80888 to make a one-time $10 donation from now through April 18.

Last year, the Salvation Army provided groceries and meals to more than 93,000 families.. most with young children.

Your donations provide food, but also provide hope and opportunity.

It's hard for me to think of the children I saw in the food kitchen going hungry right here in our own town.

That shouldn't happen and thankfully the Salvation Army is there to prevent that from happening.

Please donate this Friday to the annual war on hungry.  That's my stand.

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