The Salvation Army food pantry located in the Social Services office on East 28th Street is not capable of putting together one complete food box for a family. 

"We have odds and ends, a can here or there, but not enough to put together three full meals in a food box. We are desperately needing the community to donate food," said said Sandy Leavell, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army. 

The Salvation Army is asking the community to step forward and donate non-perishable food items. 

Popular items include: proteins like peanut butter, canned meats, beans, and chili. 

For a full list of items, please visit the
Salvation Army
. All items can be brought to The Salvation Army located at 822 McCallie Avenue or to the Social Services Office located at 2140 East 28th Street  between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

If your church, business or school would like to do a donation drive, please contact Jennifer Fisher at 423-756-1023.

Donations may be made online at
, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403.