A food shortage has left shelves bare at the Salvation Army Chandler Corps’ food bank.
Demand for food has increased greatly over the last year, and donations have not kept pace, according to the nonprofit. Without donations, services to the needy could be cut back, the group warned in a statement Friday.
“For the first time, the Chandler Corps Food Bank had to close one day this week due to a shortage of food,” according to the statement.
The Chandler branch, at 85 E. Saragosa St., on the east side of Arizona Avenue between Frye and Pecos roads, serves residents of Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek.
“We need community help to ensure that our Food Bank doors can stay open to provide for those in need,” the news release said. “If we do not receive more food our food bank may need to decrease its hours and days available to those in need.”
Donations can be brought to the Salvation Army Chandler Corps food bank. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (480) 963-2041.
The Salvation Army can provide collection containers for office, church, school, or group food drives.