Donations pour in to food pantry after shortage


BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A Salvation Army food pantry in Bessemer is overflowing with donations after reports that it was running critically low and would soon run out.

Salvation Army social worker Trina Dale tells WBRC-TV ( that the phone rang for much of the day after initial news reports about the shortage.

Capt. Tammy Boothe of the Salvation Army says the response has been overwhelming.

He said he expects that donations, which were continuing to pour in, would fill up the food pantry. It typically feeds 50 to 60 families in need every month, many of which have small children.

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