Inaugural Christmas in July food drive to help Salvation Army replenish depleted food bank

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In the first half of this year, the Salvation Army has served 2,000 individuals at its food bank. Despite a huge community response to the annual pre-Christmas Project Porchlight food drive last December, its shelves are now essentially depleted and the organization is hoping the community will show more of that holiday spirit in July.

On Thursday, July 25, the Salvation Army will be hosting a Christmas in July food drive and fundraiser at Huntsville’s Metro and Walmart stores. Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., non-perishable food items can be donated at either location — look for the marked Salvation Army vehicles — and the familiar red kettles will be there to accept cash donations. Monetary donations and non-perishable food items can also be dropped off Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Church (4 Mary Street East) or at the Salvation Army Thrift Store (92 King William Street).

“We know from experience that the people of Muskoka are kind and generous to those in need during the Christmas season,” said Major Darren Wiseman via a media release. “With that in mind, we need their kind and generous hearts once again to help supply food to those in need.”

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