Salvation Army: Bessemer food pantry nearly empty


BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for the Salvation Army predicts that a Bessemer food pantry will run out of food soon if it is not replenished.

Authorities tell WBRC-TV ( that center typically feeds 50 to 60 families in need every month, many of which have small children.

Salvation Army Officer Captain Thomas Broome the situation is painful, and officials don't want to turn people away.

Officials say needed items include soups; canned meats; canned fruits and vegetables; tomato sauces; dried goods such as rice, instant potatoes, pasta, peanut butter and breakfast foods.


Information from: WBRC-TV,

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