AmeriGas, Salvation Army Kick Off Summer Food Drive

A Salvation Army service center and food pantry in Georgia, where 83¢ of every donated dollar goes back into the community. (image: times-herald.com)

AmeriGas is collaborating with the Salvation Army to fight hunger in Colorado this summer, KJCT reported this week.

Administrators explained that food drives see huge spikes in demand during the summer, since children who would usually get free or discounted school meals need alternative sources of food. So, AmeriGas offices in Grand Junction and Delta are joining Salvation Army facilities in collecting non-perishable and non-expired food items until the end of July. Plus, participants who donate five or more items will receive a discount on propane tank refills.

“Kids are home from school and normally they’re eating breakfast and/or lunch at school. And, they’re not being provided those meals anymore,” said AmeriGas representative Tasha Prock. “So, parents need help, especially in this economy.”

AmeriGas is the largest supplier of propane in the United States. View a televised news clip encouraging locals to donate here!

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