Salvation Army has new food pantry in Harrisburg; volunteers needed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two steel industrial-sized refrigerator and freezers are among the additions to a new food pantry at The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region.

The food pantry is a welcome sight for staff and those they serve since the The Salvation Army can now offer fresh food items to families walking through the door. The charitable organization has a limited staff and relies on volunteers.

Melissa Snyder, a family services coordinator, said the food bank at 1122 Green Street partners with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to serve about 100 families each month.

“Now we’ve added some fresh produce,” Snyder said. “We recently acquired refrigeration and freezer units to give our families fresh produce and frozen proteins, meats, and fresh milk and eggs as well.”

The Salvation Army also has plans to move to a bigger building.

“Hopefully, very soon at the corner of 29th and Rudy Road in Harrisburg,” Snyder said. “We’re in the middle of the capital campaign and we’re really excited about new things coming to The Salvation Army Harrisburg.”


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