Local youth donates birthday gifts to help The Salvation Army

Caleb Potter had one wish when he blew out the candles on his 10th birthday – that no one would have to go hungry. So rather than create a wish list for himself, he asked those in attendance at his birthday celebration to bring either non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for The Salvation Army’s food pantry.

Potter’s efforts resulted in nearly $100 in cash as well as bags of food to help replenish the pantry shelves.

Capt. Amy Cedervall said, “We are so blessed that this young man thought beyond himself to the struggles of his friends and neighbors and sacrificed in order for others to benefit.”

The Salvation Army helps provide food for an average of 40-50 families every month through its food pantry. For more information about how to give or donate your time to help, contact The Salvation Army at 358-2769