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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Workers at the Salvation Army say the organization is short on many of the items needed to provide meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas this year including food and disposables.
Frozen turkeys, hams, canned vegetables, dry stuffing, au gratin potatoes, and disposable plates and utensils are among the needed items.
Kitchen Manager Barbara Carlton says part of the problem has been a general increase in need throughout the year. She also says a lack of items from local food banks also contributes to the shortfall.
She also says the problem is linked with the decrease in federal assistance and the recent government shutdown. "Agencies that we rely on like Dare To Care and Kentucky Harvest are short on donated items too, so when they're in need, so are we," Carlton said.
The Salvation Army is accepting donations at its M.A.L.E Campus at 911 South Brook Street from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or if you have questions, please contact The Salvation Army at 502-671-4900.