Salvation Army Food Pantry Running Dry

CansMEDFORD, Ore. — For only the third time in more than century, the Jackson County Salvation Army ran out of food this week.

The organization says the economy is behind this. The Salvation Army says ten years ago, nationwide, it was feeding a million people per month. Now that number has tripled to three million monthly.

Locally, during the last holiday season, the Salvation Army helped about 2,000 families, but they say the need continues year-round. To help replenish the organization’s food supply, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is holding a food drive.

Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can drop off non-perishable food donations, at the church in Central Point, on Taylor and Grant Road.