MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Murfreesboro’s Salvation Army is putting out the call for help, asking the public for vegetables.
The organization prepares a hot meal every night for those in need, but the number of people they are serving is going up and food stocks are running low.
The Salvation Army is asking the community to donate fresh and canned vegetables, or host a donation drive.
“We’ve been having an average of 70-75 a night. And we used to pay for our vegetables through the revenue generated through our family thrift store, but it’s been out of commission since the end of June. So we don’t have that cash coming in,” said Capt. Monica Seiler of the Salvation Army.
A storm severely damaged the thrift store in June. Strong winds blew the roof off of the building, and when the ceiling caved in; water poured in and destroyed everything inside, from clothing to furniture.
Donations can be made directly at the Salvation Army building at 1137 West Main St. in Murfreesboro.