The Salvation Army in Gloucester sounded the call for help with filling the shelves of the food pantry it maintains for seniors.
Sisters in the Spirit Ministries, Inc. (SIS) answered that call, with a shopping trip to the local Walmart and Sam’s Club to purchase $600 worth of food to donate.
Salvation Army staff members Nicole Watson and Maria Post noted on the organization’s website that “helping seniors throughout the COVID-19 crisis” had impacted its senior food pantry stores.
Gloucester has been identified by the Salvation Army as being “13th in the state (Virginia) with the largest population of seniors living below the poverty line.” By providing nutritious foods, free of charge, the Salvation Army pantry helps respond to some of the senior needs in Gloucester and Mathews counties.
Nonperishable items purchased included soups, canned vegetables and canned fruits, canned meats, boxed cereals, condiments, Ramen noodles and canned pasta meals.
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