The Hattiesburg Salvation Army along with help from volunteers from around the community are are busy preparing holiday food boxes.
The boxes of food will be distributed later this week to several hundred families in need. Each box will contain canned and dry goods and other things that will make a good holiday meal. The Salvation Army has been collecting food donations for several months to prepare for this campaign.
"Right now we are a little bit behind,"said Major Andy Gilliam. "We've had some wonderful food drives by some local businesses and university's that has help us out, but we could use some more."
The Salvation Army gives out the food boxes each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas.