A Season For Giving – Food and Toy Drive at Salem Green Apartments

Food and Toy Drive

The holiday season is a time for getting together with family and friends, exchanging gifts and enjoying delicious meals. Unfortunately this is not a reality for everyone. Many children are not so lucky and will not be receiving a brightly wrapped gift. Also, for many Americans, hunger, especially during the holidays, has become a way of life. One in six Americans doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. Food banks all over the country are doing their best but it is not enough. There are many hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals or even days.

We are asking for your help! We are starting a toy and food drive to support our local community and bring smiles to the faces of needy children during a magical time of the year. We will be collecting non-perishable food along with new and unwrapped toys in the Salem Green Rental Office from now until December 20th.

Please take a moment to read the list of what is needed most:


Art Supplies
Sports Equipment
Blocks, Building Toys, Legos


Canned: tuna, peanut butter, milk, beans, soup, fruits and vegetables
Dry Goods: flour, cereal, pasta, and seasoning
Powdered Milk
Instant Oatmeal

Where your donations will be going: 

We will be bringing the toys to the Toy Shop Salvation Army. The Twin Cities Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of toys to children who may not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays.

The food will be brought to Second Harvest Heartland. They have donated more than 51 million pounds of food to local food shelves in shelters throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. In the fight against hunger, every donation makes a difference. We appreciate all of your help!

Does your family need help?

Everyone needs a little help from time to time. If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional assistance, The United Way can help you find assistance close to you and can give you information about a variety of services.

•Cell phone users call 651.291.0211

•Dial 1.800.543.7709 for the toll-free line.

If you need a little help with getting gifts for your children please visit the links below to register for help: http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/twin-cities-metro/community-pages/2013-toy-shop-online-registration-form/ to register online. Online registrations are open now through Thursday, December 5th. You can also call the hotline Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm to answer questions and take registrations over the phone. Click here for guidelines http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/twin-cities-metro/community-pages/toy-shop-registration/.

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