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Bucket Blitz donations help feed those in need at Salvation Army programs

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Monday kicks off the 35th annual WGEM/Salvation Army Bucket Blitz.

The money raised will go toward the Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign and service programs in the Tri-States including the food pantry and breadline, located inside the Family Services building at 501 Broadway in Quincy.

The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. til noon, along with the first Saturday of each month and runs off donations. People can receive food every three months.

Officials said it is a busy time of year and they have seen more people turning to them for food, because buying food is something they struggle to afford on their own.

"We are blessed to have a community that is supportive of it but a lot of times it's really hard to keep up, especially lately because we've had a lot of food boxes, so sometimes just keeping up is difficult," Salvation Army Case Manager Katie Henderson said.

The money raised from the campaign will help the pantry year-round.

The Bread Line is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and people are able to receive canned food items, drinks, along with bread.

Volunteer Cora Powell, once received help from the Salvation Army and understands the importance of what they do.

"I see a lot of people, they are glad that we are doing this, we do everything that we can do help people," Powell said.

If you know anyone needing help with food call (217) -222-2087. To learn more about the Salvation Army programs click here.

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Drew Brown

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