REDDING, Calif. - The Salvation Army in Redding is looking for more non-perishable food donations to help stock their shelves for the summer months.
Lieutenant Tim Danielson with the Salvation Army said food donations during the summer months are critical because children are no longer in school and families are left to provide more meals.
He explained they recently had to spend a few thousand dollars on food to fill their pantry.
However, he said KRCR News Channel 7's Stuff the Bus event helps them provide more food to families.
Danielson said last year, people donated nearly 10,000 pounds of food that can serve almost 300 families in a month.
"There are a lot of people in a huge need right now, especially because of the economy, and they don't know where their next meal is going to come from or they are having to decide to spend money on food or spend money paying gas bills or rent," Danielson said.
He added peanut butter and jelly are usually the first to fly off their shelves.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any of the red barrels throughout the Northstate. You can see our list of locations here.
May 12 is KRCR News Channel 7's Stuff the Bus event at Crown Motors in Redding from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and in Chico the event is being held at the Downtown City Plaza from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..