Food You Can Use
The Salvation Army recognizes that different cultures require a variety of food options and its goal is to meet those individual needs with respect to their social, cultural and dietary needs. In response, the shopping style food bank in Albany, Oregon gives people an opportunity to select the food themselves, rather than be given a food box with items they may or may not use.
Major Brenda Hathorn, Officer and Administrator shares, “Our ability to allow people to choose their food, furthers our commitment to serve without discrimination. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what your circumstance is; if you are need of help, we wish to extend to you the resources we have to the fullest.”
In 2016, The Salvation Army in Albany served over 10,000 people in need in Albany. Thanks to a generous donation from the community, The Salvation Army recently installed a walk- in freezer and refrigerator. This will expand their capacity to serve more families in the coming years with good, nutritious food to anyone in need.