News Release: 11/6/2017

November 01, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 
Captain Bryan DeMichael
​November 1, 2017                                  
(740) 687-1921   
bryan.demichael@use.salvationarmy.org
 
The Salvation Army Food Pantry Receives Grant
 
LANCASTER, OH— The Salvation Army has received a grant for $3,500 from the Zimpfer Fund of the Fairfield County Foundation to support its food pantry program. 
 
Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 30,000 meals through its food pantry program.  Open Monday through Friday, the program has seen an increase in the number of requests from families and individuals in the community for food items.
 
‘This grant from the Fairfield County Foundation came at just the right time,’ states Captain Bryan DeMichael, Commanding Officer.  ‘With high demand this summer, our resources and funds for the pantry were getting very low.  This enables us to keep the shelves stocked and keep working to ensure that no one goes hungry in our community.’
 
For more information about The Salvation Army and its programs and services in Fairfield County, please visit fcohio.salvationarmy.org.  Donations of non-perishable items and monetary gifts are always accepted at 228 W. Hubert Avenue in Lancaster.
 
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The Salvation Army, serving Lancaster and Fairfield County, has been actively meeting human needs in the name of Jesus Christ since 1900.  Thousands of individuals are impacted each year through the programs and services of The Salvation Army including the Samaritan Center for Adult Day Services, food pantry, youth programming, character and skill development and holiday cheer programs.  More than $1 million dollars annually is spent in providing service to Fairfield County residents.  The programs are services are provided to those in the greatest need without discrimination.