COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Salvation Army in Columbus received a donation from International Paper to help fund its food pantry and feeding programs.
International Paper presented the Salvation Army with a check for $7,500 at the Lion Hills Club on Wednesday.
Lt. Christian Smith of the Salvation Army in Columbus said the money will go toward the organization's annual county-wide feeding program for Thanksgiving and food box giveaway for elderly families on Christmas.
Smith said they served 200 boxes to elderly families on Christmas last year.
He said donations help them feed more people in need and allows them to serve more nutritional meals.
Kellum Kim, the mill communication manager at International Paper, said one of the company's missions is to fight hunger in the community.
She's grateful the company can give back in this way and affect so many lives, especially around the holidays.
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