Major Tom McDowell, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in Champaign County joins the Morning Show to discuss how you can help with their thrift store and food pantry, in this week’s Giving Back.
There are more than 60 families each day of the week who seek assistance from The Salvation Army’s food pantry.
Helping to resolve food insecurity for low income families provides a proper foundation for pursuing success in school, in employment and ultimately, self-sufficiency.
The most significant cost in making this food available is not the food itself, but the many hands that help to sort, bag and distribute the food. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. Additional hours can be scheduled, but only a two hour shift is required.
Their Christmas bell ringing season is gearing up now and this is our largest source of funding for our programs, but our thrift store is another means of raising support for our work. Volunteering for two-hours in our thrift store can make the difference between an average day of sales, and an extraordinary day. In particular, they hope to begin marketing some product online, and we need informed volunteers to help with that process as well.
Any weekday between 9 am and 4pm at the Red Shield Center at 2212 N. Market St. in Champaign. Some Saturday hours are available as well.
Visit CUvolunteer.org for more information.