Salvation Army needs gift card donations for holiday food baskets

(Submitted by the Salvation Army)

The Salvation Army will be distributing holiday food baskets and toys to more than 250 families on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The food baskets consist of a basic holiday meal; however, we rely on gift card donations for our families to purchase the meat for their holiday baskets.

More than 500 families have preregistered for Christmas assistance throughout Wood County; many have been sponsored by individuals, businesses, organizations and churches. Families who have not been sponsored will pick up their items on the 19th.

We are grateful we are continuing to receive toy donations; however, we are also in immediate need of gift cards from any local grocery store in $10-$20 increments. These gift cards will allow our families to purchase the meat to complete their holiday food baskets.

Please drop off gift card donations at The Salvation Army office located at 1045 N. Main St. in the plaza with Marco’s Pizza. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thank you for your continued support of The Salvation Army’s holiday programs.

For any questions or to learn more about The Salvation Army, please contact our office at 419-352-5918.