The Salvation Army kicked off their food drive that started today and will end Friday, December 11. McWilliams and Sons is an incredible friend to The Salvation Army, and they have found yet another way to serve alongside this organization. The kick-off began at 10am this morning and food can be dropped off in the white bin at their location (918 E. Denman, Lufkin) between 9am – 5pm.
Here are a few ideas of what you can bring:
· Canned meats
· Canned vegetables
· Canned fruit
· Canned Soups/Stews
· Macaroni and Cheese
· Peanut Butter
In addition to the McWilliams and Sons location, you can also drop-off at:
· CBTX 1901 Tulane
· CBTX 600 S. 1st St.
· Chick-fil-A at the Mall 4600 S. Medford
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in heightened need as families continue to navigate the pay cuts and job loss, while striving to give children the necessities of life. “We continue to be amazed by the support of our community throughout the entire year,” said Captain Jenifer Phillips, The Salvation Army of Lufkin. “No one knew when we first learned of the pandemic, that we would be entering the holiday season wearing masks and still not being able to do the things we used to.”
The Salvation Army of Lufkin has served more than 65,000 meals since March. Across the nation, The Salvation Army has seen a rapid increase in requests for assistance, with many individuals requesting help for the first time in their lives.
The Salvation Army delivers a wide range of services to individuals and families in need and this is only possible because of the generous support of the community. The most effective way to help is to make a financial donation at www.salvationarmyLufkin.org, by calling (936) 634-5132 or mailing a check to 412 S. 3rd St. Financial donations give The Salvation Army the most flexibility to purchase items that are most needed while supporting local businesses at this challenging time.