In a little back room in the Salvation Army building in Southeast Watertown sits an area that is a lifeline for many who depend on it. It’s an area that many don’t think about until they have no choice, yet it’s probably one of the most important rooms in the building. It’s the food pantry.
This is the time of the year that the food pantry at the Salvation Army begins to look a little bare. As the holiday season approaches the need for food assistance grows for many families in the Watertown area. This year is no exception.
Lieutenant Karissa Zumwalt is with the Watertown Salvation Army. She says they are seeing a higher than normal need this year due to the pandemic and tough economic situations that many families are facing…..
Zumwalt says in a typical month the Salvation Army distributes around 300 food boxes to those in need but now she says they are doing around 350 per month. She says there are several food items that they are in need of…..
Fischer Rounds and Associates and KXLG have teamed up again this year for the FEED THE NEED promotion in an effort to help stock the shelves with food at the Salvation Army. Zumwalt says the “Feed the Need” food drive will help feed over 150 families again this year…..
Last year, Zumwalt says about 15,000 pounds of food was donated during the FEED THE NEED food drive. She says this year anticipates the community will come out once again to donate.
You can donate to the “Feed the Need” food drive, by dropping you’re your donations at the KXLG Studios located at 835 Jenson Avenue or Fischer Rounds and Associates, 12 5th Street NE.
In 6 years, KXLG listeners have donated over 25,306 food items and raised over $8,214.31 for the Watertown Salvation Army.