Salvation Army Aims to Break Food Drive Record
The Twin Cities Salvation Army hopes to collect two million pounds of non-perishable food that would represent the largest single food drive ever held in the Twin Cities.
To picture what that looks like, staff member Brian Molohon says to picture 50 semi-trailers full of food. The food will stay local and go to Salvation Army food shelves, like the one on Noble Parkway in Brooklyn Park.
Staff say they’ve never seen the need greater than it is right now.
“When the pandemic really kind of went off the rails last March, we had our St. Paul Citadel location, which is just down the street from the Xcel Center, they saw a 900 percent increase in the demand for food,” said Molohon.
You can drop off nonperishable food at nearly 100 Twin Cities Salvation Army locations until March 26.