Salvation Army food pantry in El Cajon running critically low on food, asking for donations

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- A San Diego County food pantry is asking for donations, saying the pantry is at a critical low point.

The Salvation Army El Cajon Corps posted a message on Facebook Tuesday afternoon announcing the urgent news.

The organization says, without the pantry stocked, they won’t be able to feed East County or provide families with basic necessities.

The organization says they usually receive more during food drives, but this year they’ve seen a roughly 70 percent decrease in donations.

The pantry holds most of its food drives during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and fewer during the summer months.

If the organization doesn’t receive more donations, officials say they’ll completely run out of food within the next 30 or 40 days.

The pantry is asking for people to donate non-perishable food items, with some of the most needed items being canned protein, fruit, vegetables, beans and rice.

The pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 1011 East Main Street in El Cajon. Click here for more information on the Salvation Army and how to donate. 

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