The Salvation Army’s “Gifts of the Season Program” begins today, November 8.  For those in need, its  FREE toys and food in Greene and Christian Counties.

Those who can participate must live in either Greene or Christian Counties with children 16 and younger, seniors 60 and older, or disabled people.

To participate this is what you’ll need when you arrive at the Salvation Army in Springfield. (1707 W. Chestnut Expressway)

  • A photo ID.
  • Proof of address via a monthly bill from September, October, or November, a current lease, or Section 8 paperwork.
  • For the disabled, an award letter.

Documents will be accepted 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Nov 8-11 and Nov. 14-18.

If you are granted assistance,  the distribution dates will be Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for families and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon for seniors and disabled people. You’ll get your appointment time when you sign up for the program.