The Salvation Army asks for help; is running out of food

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The Salvation Army in Atlanta said they have run out of food donations to supply their 13 metro Atlanta food banks.

The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command said Monday they sent their final shipment from their warehouse to the food banks at the end of May. They said typically, there is enough food to supply 10 to 12 months of food to the pantries, but their major donation drive in December was down significantly.

"One in four people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs at some point during the year to feed themselves and their families," Major Bob Parker, Area Commander of The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta, was quoted as saying in a release sent to FOX 5 News. "When school is out for summer, this need can be even greater, as many students rely on the meals they receive in school."

The Salvation Army also said normal corporate food donations were rerouted to Florida for hurricane relief last summer.

Anyone who can donate is asked to do so online at