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Durham Salvation Army pantry could run out in a week

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Anthony Juliana, with the Durham chapter of the Salvation Army, said the organization's pantry is mostly in need of canned meats. Anthony Juliana, with the Durham chapter of the Salvation Army, said the organization's pantry is mostly in need of canned meats.
DURHAM, N.C. - Durham's chapter of the Salvation Army says its pantry is almost out of food.

The chapter, which serves needy families in Durham, Orange and Person Counties, said is has seen a 30 percent rise in families who need assistance this summer, particularly among single moms.

"What we have in the pantry right now will probably last us another week," Anthony Juliana said. "So that's kind of what we're after at this point is, you know, some nonperishable items."

The summer months can also bring increased demand because families with school children, who qualify for free or reduced lunch, are more likely to use the pantry, Juliana said.

According to the Salvation Army, in the 2012-2013 school year, 66 percent of children in the Durham Public School System were considered in need of some form of assistance. The state-wide percentage for need was 56 percent, meaning Durham County had a higher need than the state average.

Juliana said the Salvation Army is mostly in need of canned meats.

For more information on how to donate, click here. Or you can donate to the Durham location at 909 Liberty St. or 3167 Hillsborough Rd. between 9am-5pm.

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