Salvation Army of Amarillo opening food pantry to help those in need

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — On Thursday, the Salvation Army of Amarillo will be opening their food pantry.

The pantry will hold non-perishable items such as canned goods, pastas, and beans but also have a selection of frozen meats for clients to choose from.

Clients who wish to use this resource will apply for eligibility and once they are approved, they will be able to receive an “emergency box” once a month.

“Anybody that’s in our area that falls under the Salvation Army of Amarillo community is able to apply, so if you’re able to get here and you’re able to apply with us and get accepted, you can use the food pantry,” said Quintin Marquez, public relations manager at the Salvation Army of Amarillo.

Marquez said this box is to help families fill out a meal.

“It’s going to be items that can help out an existing meal that you already have. Instead of doing a whole grocery list of stuff, you can go to the grocery store and buy one or two things. This box will help go along with that,” said Marquez

Marquez said if you fall under the Salvation Army of Amarillo community can apply to participate in the food pantry.

Marquez added that the food pantry was made possible because of a grant they received from Amarillo National Bank.

Karen Isern, director of events and sponsorships with Amarillo National Bank said they are so proud to be apart of this as the Salvation Army does so much for the community.

“It’s a big deal for our community. The Salvation Army already does so much for our homeless population, this is just another way for them to give back to people who have aren’t necessarily homeless, but have fallen on hard times as of this past year,” added Isern.

Marquez said people can come into the pantry once a month and will be open once a week.

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