That need was brought home when the Salvation Army-O'Fallon posted a picture of empty shelves to its Facebook page Tuesday.
"We need to get these shelves filled again," the post said. "If you can spare any food please bring it to us at 1 William Booth Drive in O'Fallon."
MidRivers News Magazine reported today that the pantry received 20,000 pounds of food in June but that donations this month dropped to 3,900 pounds.
900 area families look to the pantry for assistance.
Especially needed are:
- Boxed goods like macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, cereal and other boxed meals
- Canned meats
- Peanut butter
Monetary donations are also welcome.