The Salvation Army is asking the community to step forward and donate nonperishable food items. Popular items include proteins like stew, canned meats, bean, and chili. For a full list of items, please visit The Salvation Army's website. All items can be brought to The Salvation Army at 822 McCallie Ave. or to the Social Services Office at 2140 East 28th Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If your church, business or school would like to do a donation drive, please contact Matthew Dodgins at (423) 756-1023. Donations may be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN, 37403.
Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.