The Salvation Army’s Evansville Corps declares “War on Hunger” 6:00am this Friday, April 19th, at Schnucks’ West Side, Newburgh, and Washington Avenue locations. Throughout the day anyone wanting to join the annual food drive can donate non-perishable canned goods at any of these three locations. You can also text the word HOOSIER to 80888 to make a one-time $10 donation, April 15th – 19th.

All donations stay at the Evansville Salvation Army located on 1040 Fulton Avenue and can include such items as canned vegetables, soups, fruits, meats, pasta, spaghetti, marinara sauce, pasta dishes, boxed dinners, cereals, rice, dry beans, peanut butter, jelly, dried soup mixes, baby foods, macaroni & cheese, ramen noodles, stuffing, mashed potato flakes, and sugar. Last year the Salvation Army provided the hungry with 51,604 meals in their daily soup kitchen, up from 41,457 in 2011...and 19,021 people benefited from their emergency food pantry services during 2012.

Also, The Salvation Army’s beloved red kettles will make a one-day appearance for monetary donations. Volunteers will not be ringing bells; however, but shaking “food cans.”

Again this year, the Rhode Island based Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million among nationwide agencies fighting hunger. The more donations made to The Salvation Army in Evansville through April 30, 2013 – the more Feinstein money The Salvation Army in Evansville will receive! Your donations and involvement create hope and opportunity for hungry people – here in Evansville, in the United States and around the world.