Salvation Army looking for help to keep homeless feeding program - WRBL

Salvation Army looking for help to keep homeless feeding program going

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Salvation Army of Pitt County is used to helping others, now it’s in need of the public’s help.

Two years ago the non-profit organization created a homeless feeding program. Since then, the program has provided a hot breakfast for more than 500 people every month.

"During the day there is not a whole lot for these people to do, so this is a place for them to go in the morning, get a meal, and have some fellowship. It needs to continue," said Director of Public Relations Chip Laughinghouse.

Laughinghouse says the program isn’t just about food. He says while their eating, people can also wash their clothes.

The program was previously funding by a local volunteer, however he relocated to another city.

"We are doing what we can to keep the program going, but we're trying to find a partner and get it to where it was before," said Laughinghouse.

Laughinghouse says the organization is working hard to keep the program going. One way it’s doing that is cutting back where it can.

“They were able to take food with them and have that during the day. We are not going to be able to do that, so we're limiting the amount of food that we're able to provide, and that's the beginning. We may have to limit the hours that we're open. Right now that's the first step," said Laughinghouse.

For more information on how you can help contact Chip Laughinghouse at (252) 756-3388 or via email at Vann.laughinghouse@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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