Salvos call for food donations

The Craigieburn Salvation Army led by captains Jo and Peter Brookshaw is calling for food donations. (Marco De Luca) 206872_01

By Laura Michell

The Craigieburn Salvation Army has put the call out for donations of non-perishable food as it struggles to fill its pantry.

In a video posted to the Salvos Facebook page, captain Jo Brookshaw said while the organisation was open and able to assist the community, it was in need of donations of food and household staples.

“We are struggling to fill our pantry lately because of all the difficulties in accessing food at the supermarket,” she said.

“We are finding we are receiving less donations and we are finding it difficult to order food ourselves.

“If you are able to donate non-perishable food, that are unopened and in date, we would be more than happy to receive them at the Salvation Army.”

Ms Brookshaw said a donation drop-off box had been set-up outside the Salvation Army on Interlink Drive.

She urged anyone in need to contact the Salvos, with its Doorways Support Service running Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 3pm.

People can call 8339 4987 and ask for a hamper or for an interview with someone from the Salvation Army to discuss other forms of assistance.