Salvation Army needs 2,100 more ‘Likes’ in final week of Facebook Food campaign
Roseville, MN – There is still time to feed a hungry Minnesotan simply by “Liking” The Salvation Army’s Facebook page. Now through March 31, several donors are giving the Twin Cities Salvation Army $2 for every new like at www.facebook.com/thesalarmy.
“Two dollars is the cost of creating one nutritious meal,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Commander of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. “This is an easy way to be a Salvation Army supporter in March. Just a few seconds of your time will make a real difference.”
The Salvation Army’s goal is to gather 5,000 new Facebook likes in March during Minnesota FoodShare Month, which ends Saturday. So far, nearly 2,900 new likes have been gathered.
“Just 2,100 likes to go,” Strickler said. “One last surge in clicks could add thousands of extra meals before the end of the month and help us reach our goal.”
Food donations are more important than ever before. Visits to the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s seven food shelves skyrocketed to 78,000 people last year, up from 26,000 people when the recession began in 2007. Early statistics from 2012 show the numbers are climbing.
About The Salvation Army
The Twin Cities Salvation Army serves 288,000 people a year through its 27 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 2,500 hot meals and shelters 970 people.
More than 33,000 local volunteers help The Salvation Army provide these and other services, from child daycare to senior housing. To volunteer, call 651-746-3400 or visit www.thesalarmy.org. To donate, call 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or visit www.thesalarmy.org.