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Salvation Army in Tallahassee to launch 'Feed the Need' program

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 17:25:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Neighbors helping neighbors. The Salvation Army in Tallahassee and community partners are getting ready to launch their mobile community service program, Feed the Need.

The U.S. Consensus Bureau shows about 21 percent of the population in Tallahassee live in poverty.

The Feed the Need program hopes to change that percentage. Those who show up to the launch Thursday can receive food, hygiene products, winter clothes and more.

Organizers say changing poverty level isn't something that can be done alone.

"It really takes the community to address the problems that we're facing, like when you look at food insecurity, the areas that are facing these kinds of problems, they don't get fixed unless the whole community gets behind it," said Lieutenant Ryan Meo, Corps Officer for the Salvation Army of Tallahassee. "That's something we are trying to address with this program."

Some of the community partners involved are Capital City Youth Services and Big Bend Homeless Coalition.

If you would like to participate, head to the James Messer Sports Complex Thursday at 5:30 p.m.