Jacksonville Salvation Army Feeling Pinch From High Prices

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The Salvation Army in Jacksonville's clientele is up 50 percent they say to the soaring gas prices, meaning people have no money left for food.

This month already the salvation army served 1500 people that's up 500 from March. They tell us they can barely keep food on the shelves in the stock room, as boxes go out each day, serving folks in need who are unable to pay for groceries, after dealing with the price at the pump.

Volunteers say they can handle the load of clients for now, but in a few months, they wont have enough food or donations coming in to keep up.

The Salvation Army also needs donations in their Thrift Store in Jacksonville to help buy new food and necessities that will in turn go to people in need.


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  • by BIG J Location: SNOWHILL on Apr 30, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    I am so sorry for the Salvation Army.But how are we suppose to help them when we cant feed ourself.I work hard and pay taxes so some not all but some women can lay around and have babys that the Father won:t take care of. There gos my taxes. Got to pay taxes so they can go to the Doctor when I can;T afford to go myself.Now Gas ,Food,Everything going up. What is one to do?
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