$15,000 donation From Wells Fargo will help feed thousands at The Salvation Army this holiday season

In a show of continued support, Wells Fargo has donated $15,000 to The Salvation Army to help provide food for thousands of local low-income residents in need this holiday season.

The gift will be distributed among the four Salvation Army Corps in the Portland metro area to help stock their food pantries this month. The Salvation Army plans to distribute 4,450 food boxes to families in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties this month.

“This generous gift could not come at a more perfect time. Donations are down and we are looking for additional support to guarantee that every person who comes to a food pantry receives a full box of food,” Major Don Gilger, Portland Metro coordinator, said.

Wells Fargo team members frequently help out at The Salvation Army’s events and facilities serving and distributing food, teaching financial education classes, and collecting donations.

“Wells Fargo has been a great supporter of The Salvation Army with both funds and volunteers,” Gilger said. “We are thrilled to be its community partner. This grant will help us feed so many people who are struggling to put food on the table. I look forward to 2012 as we work together to meet the needs of our community.”


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