FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Salvation Army's cupboards are almost bare in South Florida and officials are asking for donations to help them restock the pantries.
Sally Gress told the South Florida SunSentinel (http://sunsent.nl/QnZS8W ) that she's never seen the shelves so empty during her 10 years working at the Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale. The pantry currently only has rice and green beans available for needy families. In Boca Raton, Salvation Army officials say they're down to vegetables and soup.
Gress, who is director of development for the agency, says they used to serve about 35 families a week. She says the number has climbed to about 100 a week recently. She estimates they only have enough food to get through the next week.
Officials are asking individuals, churches, and groups to make donations.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Suspects on the loose after allegedly robbing Iberia Bank
- How life has changed for Fort Myers 2007 lotto winner
- Local bar named Best beach bar in America
- Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies
- FMPD forced to pay back overtime
- Record tourist season adds 1,700 hospitality jobs in Collier
- Naples tops 'Healthy Living' poll
- Fl construction adds jobs