Thursday, October 1, 2009

ABC7 Newscast - Salvation Army runs out of food - Pantry Closed (Update: Reopened a day later.)

Related Links:

The Salvation Army Food Pantry, Concord, CA - (925) 676-6180

Food Bank of Contra Costa And Solano - (925) 676-7543

ABC7 Newscast


The Food Bank truck was scheduled to deliver the October supply of food the very next day. I did witness the Salvation Army staff telling clients to come back the next day after the Food Bank truck would deliver more food.

The pantry is now open, and if you watch the newscast from ABC7 it does show footage from the Food Bank. Evidently, the Salvation Army's weekly demand exceeded what their original order was.

I totally support the Food Bank and always hope the news focuses on the benefits of what the Food Bank does to support ALL of our communities' food pantries.

Salvation Army staff reports things are still tight and increasing demand is higher than was budgeted for. Food or fresh fruit and vegetable donations are always appreciated and help to supplement what their monthly food budget cannot provide.