01/09/2011 01:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Grocery Chain's Crackdown To Blame For Salvation Army's Donation Drop?

For more than two decades, bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers collected donations outside Giant Food stores, a holiday season ritual that gave shoppers a convenient way to help the less fortunate.

Last fall, Giant enforced a sharp reduction in the number of hours that charitable groups could operate in front of its stores. Now, the Salvation Army says the policy change helped cause a steep drop in its end-of-year fundraising drive across the Washington region.

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