Wellsville Salvation Army provides a hand-up
The Wellsville Salvation Army continues to battle hunger in the community through its Emergency Food Pantry by providing a hand-up and not just a hand-out. Meeting a basic need, by feeding the hungry, is the heart and soul of the work of The Salvation Army.
According to Corps Officers Captain David and Kristen Means “The Emergency Food Pantry seeks to serve suffering humanity.” “Our clients do, from time to time, ask for a specific need after the pantry has served them with grocery resources. The Salvation Army seeks to go beyond basic provisions to help in any way possible.”
A recent client came into The Salvation Army who only spoke Spanish and was the victim of a domestic violence. She had no money, no clothes, and no hope. With the help of a church member at The Salvation Army who spoke Spanish, the Army was able to get this woman clothing, food, and residence in a shelter so she could get the continual physical and emotional help she needed.
Supported in part by the Allegany County United Way, the Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is located at 25 E. Pearl Street in Wellsville. Low income and working poor individuals seeking assistance are provided with three to five days worth of groceries, along with cooking classes and budget assistance for proper meal planning.
For more information, please contact The Salvation Army at 585-593-2640. The Emergency Food Pantry’s regular hours are Monday – Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm.