Fresh food giveaway at Salvation Army Family Service Center in Peoria


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PEORIA (HOI) – The Peoria Salvation Army gave away some free vegetables Wednesday for the Central Illinois community.

Organizers say they were blessed with an abundance of fresh broccoli and celery donated by a local store this past weekend.

Their goal is to give away all of the vegetables to as many members of the public as possible while the food is still fresh.

“We’re just trying to find more ways to give back to the community because we do have a vast amount, an abundant amount, of food and we’re looking to do this more often to give out to the community.”

-Rose Shelton, Food Service Coordinator

“We hope that through this we are able to reach a lot of folks out in the community that can swing by. They’ll just come and drive through, we’ll make it very easy, and we’ll just throw [the free food] in their trunk and they can keep going.”

-Rachael Cansino, Tri-County Social Services Director

The Peoria Salvation Army expects to have more pop-up free food giveaways in the near future.

Anyone who knows someone who is interested in the donated food, but can not make it out to the Family Service Center on 417 NE Adams St., is being asked to contact the Peoria Salvation Army for drop off information.

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