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Anniston Salvation Army food pantry running low, need for assistance increases

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For the past two years, Jimmie Scott has made the monthly trip to Anniston's Salvation Army.

"They give us a lot of food up here," Scott said.

Scott pulls his car to the back deck and leaves with a trunk full of healthy, various groceries.

"It helps because I'm on a fixed income," he said.

The grandfather has two small children to feed at home and the Salvation Army's food pantry plays a huge role in making that happen.

"That right there will last me about two, three weeks...really," Scott said.

But it's the empty shelves in the pantry that has the Salvation Army asking for donations so they can continue to help people like Jimmie.

"If we don't get the food...the sad thing is people like Jimmie may not get the assistance they need," said Major Eric Roberts.

Roberts told ABC 33/40 they might see up to 100 families in any given week, which becomes problematic when the food supply runs low.

"We noticed it was twice as many people we helped in April than we did the year before," he said. "So that's a big influx of people needing assistance."

Food donations can be dropped off at 420 Noble Street in Anniston.

Monetary donations can be made through the Salvation Army website.


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