LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Salvation Army is asking for the public's help as they are in one of their biggest food shortages ever.
The pantry at the Lafayette Salvation Army was nearly empty Friday. Inventory is so low right now that there are just a few packages of meat left in the freezer.
Major Jim Irvine says the food shortage started to become noticeable earlier in the week and staff was just able to get through today without turning anyone away.
"I've seen the food supplies dwindle, but nothing like this. Take a look. It's pretty disheartening when you have families that are turning to you for help and you've got nothing to be able to hand out.," says Irvine.
The food pantry will be closed for the weekend.
But Irvine says he is praying that they can gather enough food when the pantry opens Monday. Irvine says if residents can just pick up an extra box of macaroni or can of vegetables and drop it off, it will be a big help. You can make donations in person at 1110 Union St. in Lafayette.
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