Local group combating malnutrition among the homeless
Echelon, a chapter that supports the Salvation Army launched a calendar that allows community members to sign up to donate bags of fruit.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are needed for good health.
According to Lt. James Harvin, officer over the 614 Corps and Day Shelter on McCallie Avenue, the problem can be severe with some homeless neighbors exhibiting symptoms of scurvy, a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C that can result in gum and skin diseases, personality changes and problems healing.
With the calendar, people can sign up for a day and time.
"By signing up to bring bags of fruit, we're assured that every donation will be used and the fruit we serve is fresh," says Harvin.
For anyone using one of the new grocery delivery services, simply type in the address, 800 McCallie Avenue, and specify they deliver to ReCreate Café.