The Salvation Army Marquette County Hosting Multiple Feeding America Mobile Food Pantries

Jan 30, 2020

Media Contact:
Doug Winters
Aux. Captain, Corps Officer
The Salvation Army
Marquette and Ishpeming, MI
906-226-2241
cell   906-458-5964

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Salvation Army Hosting Multiple Feeding America Mobile Food Pantries
First Mobile Food Pantry in Marquette on Feb 13th

MARQUETTE COUNTY — A Mobile Food Pantry will be held on February 13, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at The Salvation Army, 1009 Baraga Avenue, Marquette.  15,000 pounds of food will be delivered and distributed to up to 300 families suffering from food insecurity. Additional mobile pantries have been scheduled for March 11, April 16 and May 28 to be held at the same location and same times.

The community is asked to spread this word quickly, as the funding for this first event has just become available.  Families are asked to bring sturdy boxes or bins with them to transport their food.  While the distribution will be indoors, families are asked to dress warmly as they wait for the distribution to begin. 

The distributions in February and March are possible due to a generous gift from the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos.  The April distribution is possible due to a generous gift from the Superior Health Foundation.  The noon Rotary Club of Marquette will assist with the February distribution.  


How You Can Help: 

  • To volunteer for future events, please call 906-226-2241.
  • To support the services of the Salvation Army by mail, send a check to The Salvation Army, 1009 Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855, or The Salvation Army, 222 E. Division St., Ishpeming, MI 49849. 
  • Drop by either office to make a donation.

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About The Salvation Army: 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org).

The Salvation Army has operated continuously serving the people of Marquette County for 130 years. Locally, The Salvation Army operates two food pantries, lunch feeding programs, kids programming in Marquette and Ishpeming, on-going casework for families in need, and Emergency Disaster Services.  Seasonal programs include Backpack and School Supplies distribution, Christmas Toy Shop, and Christmas Baskets in Marquette and Alger Counties.  In the Marquette County service area, 90 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services.


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