Shelter pleads for donations as pantry supplies run low
SALISBURY, Md. – HALO says they are in critical need of certain foods as they continue to see an increase in people coming in.
The shelter says the most critical need is for canned goods, including vegetables and baked beans, but they could also use things like sugar, butter and gravy mix.
This is a crucial time of year for HALO, as they begin to see an influx of more regulars before the weather turns cold for the season.
Adding to the dilemma, the shelter served over 70,000 meals all of last year and has almost reached that number already in 2019.
We’re told donations have already started coming in since the shelter took to Facebook about the need Sunday night.
“It goes pretty fast, and I though oh we have to do something, but we have an amazing community. And I think they understand the value of what we do and making sure no one in the community has to go hungry. And they step up to the plate,” said the executive director of HALO, Celeste Savage.
You can also donate money. HALO says they can stretch $2.19 into three meals. Donations are accepted 24 hours a day at their location at 119 South Boulevard in Salisbury.