‘Feed My Sheep’ seeking community partners
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Salvation Army feeding program "Feed My Sheep" that serves hundreds of meals each day in Temple is desperately seeking community partners to feed the poor and hungry.
"We are entering that stage in our fundraising where our well begins to dry," states Captain Frankco Higdon, commanding officer in charge of Salvation Army operations in Eastern Bell county. Captain Higdon adds "Normally we anticipate this shortfall during summer months but it appears to have started earlier this year. We have no intention to close the feeding program door, because if we do, too many people might go hungry. However, if we do not gain more community partners we may be forced to cut back meals and number of days served each month."
The Salvation Army committed to help coordinate a feeding program in the wake of the Martha's Kitchen closure in the fall of last year. "Our primary objective was to coordinate community partners to establish a feeding program," states Captain Martha Higdon, feeding program administrator. "We are grateful for the community partners that have stepped up however we are desperately seeking community partners that will not only provide volunteers but the resources and funding needed to maintain this community based program until the new Center of Hope is built."
At the present time, due to the shortage of additional long-term community partners the Salvation Army is depleting their resources to maintain the feeding program. Food for The Salvation Army "Feed my Sheep" feeding program has been purchased with general operating funds through the Capital Area Food Bank as well as donations from area churches and organizations.
To donate or for more information call (512) 774-9996 or mail your check to The Salvation Army, 2604 West Avenue M, Temple, Texas 76504.