(Michigan City, IN) - A food drive hosted by the Salvation Army is scheduled this weekend in Michigan City.
From 9 am to noon on Saturday, people can pull up to the back door of the Salvation Army at 1201 Franklin Street, and volunteers will remove food from their vehicles.
Major Dale Simmons said the drive is needed to replenish the food pantry after serving nearly 600 families during the Christmas season. He said the food pantry also serves about 500 families a month.
“During these challenging times, we need to come up with creative ways to continue meeting the need, and a drive-through food drive allows us to collect necessary items while protecting the health of our donors, clients, and volunteers,” Simmons said.
The food pantry operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm. People needing food assistance are asked to call the Salvation Army at 219-874-6885 to schedule a pick-up.
In addition to non-perishable food items, people are asked to consider donating items like laundry detergent and diapers.