Salvation Army receives 8,000 cans of luncheon loaf

By Frauleine S. Villanueva |Posted on September 10, 2015

D&Q International delivered the rest of Hormel Food’s donation to the Salvation Army yesterday.

D&Q resident manager Max Kretzers was present as four pallets or 8,064 cans of Black Label Luncheon Loaf were handed over to the organization.

“We want to thank Dickerson & Quinn and Hormel for this,” Salvation Army pastor Wayne Gillespie said. “We’re thrilled to get this.”

Gillespie said the canned food will be used primarily for their regular soup kitchen and disaster relief.

He also thanked D&Q for their prior donations for Typhoon Soudelor relief as well as for helping them with their soup kitchen even during non-disaster times.

According to Gillespie, they are now focusing on their casework and are going out to the field to find people who are most in need.

“The field work is going really well,” Gillespie said.

He added that they are primarily concerned about the CW or guest workers and the residents who are bedridden and couldn’t get out of the house.

Gillespie said they are keenly interested in helping guest workers since they are not eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance.

He said CW status holders can contact the Salvation Army if they are in need of assistance.


This article was originally authored by Frauleine S. Villanueva of the Saipan Tribune and published on September 10th, 2015. All rights, recognition and acknowledgment belong to the author and the Saipan Tribune.