Swift Current's Salvation Army received a hefty donation of around 450 pounds of food yesterday from the Kinettes Club.

With ever-rising prices it's hard enough for families to buy groceries so fewer donations are being made to the food bank, restricting their ability to support community members. 

Alondra Mckeown, community and family services worker with Salvation Army food bank and special programs, was grateful and overjoyed for the organization to receive such a significant contribution that will make an impact in the community.

"The Kinettes know that everybody seems to focus on Christmas time for the need of food, so the process has slowed down over the summer even though we're still in the same demand for food because the need doesn't go away," she noted. 

Anyone in need of food assistance can text or call (306) 741 - 0480 to get an account set up for food appointments at the food bank. 

"Any donation that we get from anyone is greatly appreciated," said Mckeown. 

Local businesses or anyone else interested in supporting the Salvation Army can stop by the building located on First Avenue Northwest or call (306) 778 - 0515. 

Mckeown notes that the Salvation Army takes donations, cash, cheques, and debit. 

Additionally, the Salvation Army will begin collecting school supplies in June to distribute in August to children from struggling families.