Schnucks reverses course, will allow bell ringers

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Friday, November 11 2016 Nov 11, 2016 Friday, November 11, 2016 9:17:57 AM CST November 11, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Salvation Army bell ringers will return to Schnucks stores this holiday season after all.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the Maryland Heights, Missouri-based grocery chain is granting an exception to its no solicitation policy adopted in August, allowing Salvation Army volunteers and their red kettles to return to the grocery stores for the annual fundraising drive. The drive is Nov. 18 through Dec. 24 at St. Louis-area stores.

Salvation Army bell ringers have raised funds outside Schnucks stores for decades. The money is used to provide food and clothing for the homeless and needy.

The organization collected $478,000 in donations at Schnucks stores during last year's bell ringing effort.

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