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The Salvation Army wants you to donate to the Salvation Army food shelf during Minnesota FoodShare Month.

Minnesota FoodShare’s “March Campaign” is encouraging Northland residents to give to the local Salvation Army. Money goes further than foodstuffs, said Major Bill Cox, a Salvation Army spokesman.

“Each dollar goes a long way,” Cox said. “If you want to do the most good, a $10 gift to us will go further than purchasing $25 worth of groceries on your own.”

The reason, Cox said, is that through its network of retailers and food banks, the Salvation Army can purchase pallets of food for as little as 12 cents per pound, or purchase milk for less than $2 per gallon.

But, Cox says, if people are looking for a more tangible item to give, “peanut butter is perfect. We never have enough of it, and it’s always a welcome protein for families — especially kids.”

To donate financially, bring or mail a donation to the Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55806, or by phone by calling (218) 722-7934. Nonperishable food items can also be brought to the location listed above.