• 37°

Salvation Army teams up with USDA to give away milk

Every Tuesday morning beginning at 9 a.m., the local Salvation Army is giving away free milk by the gallons to any resident of Decatur or Seminole County who chooses to drive thru and receive it.

The program began three weeks ago as part of a national collaborative effort of the USDA and Borden Milk Co.

Each Tuesday the Salvation Army receives 252 gallons of whole milk, and each family is entitled to two gallons until the supply runs out.

Director, Merreann McDonald expects the project to continue through August and she has put out a call for three or four volunteers to help with the distributions each Tuesday. Interested parties may call 243-7250 for further information.

Beginning in July the Salvation Army also began distributing food two days a week as part of the Federal Food Stamp Relief policy.

McDonald states, “I am so happy to offer this opportunity to all families in our community.  We have all been affected by this pandemic and we are thankful for every opportunity we have to offer a little love through a friendly smile and a gallon of milk.

Some of our staff and Advisory Board Members will be assisting with the drive thru distribution. We are seeking church groups and civic organizations to help us with distribution on Tuesday mornings.  You can call our office to schedule your organization, 229.243.7250.”

The Salvation Army is continuing to meet the needs of the community in His name.