Due to the increase in the number of people who need food pantry services, the Salvation Army of Big Spring has announced that they are accepting food donations, mainly shelf-stable items. Several businesses in Big Spring have stepped up to help in collecting these items with the Main Street and Friends Food Drive.
The food drive in downtown Big Spring was organized by Michelle Hamlin, Office Manager for Expedition Royalty in Big Spring, and member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County.
“It’s pretty slow on Main Street, so Chelsy and I decided that it might be a good idea to try to do a food drive to try to fill up the pantry and maybe get more people in the businesses in Main Street. Then, there were some surrounding businesses that wanted to be involved, also,” said Hamlin.
The items they are requesting are:
- Mac & Cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Shelf stable milk
- Cereal/ Oatmeal
- Instant Potatoes
- Canned Meats
The Main Street and Friends Food Drive will continue now through Saturday, August 15, 2020. It should be noted that several participating businesses have potential incentives for dropping off donations to their red Salvation Army collection barrels.
Participating businesses in Big Spring include:
- Splurge Boutique - 308 Scurry
- Expedition Royalty - 220 S. Main
- Long-Weaver & Manning, LLP Attorneys at Law - 222 S. Main
- Famous Elle - 215 S. Main
- Hair by Jose - 109 E. 3rd
- Blue-Eyed Buffalo - 223 S. Main
- Queens of the Dude Ranch - 221 S. Main
- The Mayo Sauce - 2414 Scurry St.
- The Wardrobe - 115 S. Main
- Christy’s Hair Studio - 100 E. 3rd
- Yo Mama’s - 206 S. Main