The client base is increasing for the Weyburn Salvation Army, and there are many items the non-profit organization needs.
Shannon Fodchuk, Community Ministry Worker with the Salvation Army said they have been seeing around 10 new families every month over the past few months.
“There are a lot of things we need right now,” said Fodchuk. “Our shelves are a little bit empty.”
Fodchuk said some of the things they need include non-perishable food items such as canned soups, canned meats, canned fruit, pasta sauce, Sidekicks pasta, Hamburger Helper, peanut butter, and juice boxes.
She added they received a donation of $1,000 in food items from Cardinal Energy on Wednesday, but they still have many empty spots on their shelves.
“Co-op was having a sale so they got in on the sale, and the things that we were low on they purchased for us.”
Something new that is coming up for the Salvation Army is personal shopping, which begins in July.
“We're slowly moving into grocery-style shopping. For the past couple of months, we've had lists that we make with our clients so they can choose from the things that we carry in our food bank, so it's more suitable for their needs and what they're going to use. We're starting personal shopping in July. We'll still go in with them and help them shop. They can choose the items off our shelves that they will use for themselves and their families.”
Anyone interested in donating to the Salvation Army can drop items off from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.