In trying times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools, churches, and community programs across the United States are closed and, as a result, many young people are in search of nourishment to replace missed meals. In Lakeland, Florida, that is certainly the case, and The Salvation Army is stepping into the gap.
While The Salvation Army Lakeland Corps (church) did not have scheduled services on Sunday, March 15 in order to maintain recommended social distancing, members from the church came, as they do each week, to prepare breakfast.
This meal was then delivered to children that depend on it, with three families that regularly attend weekly activities currently living in hotel rooms.
“Knowing that many of our children rely upon school and corps feeding programs, it became apparent that we would need to step in and fill the food gap for a while until the COVID 19 situation improves,” says Major Barry Corbitt, Administrator for The Salvation Army serving the Lakeland area. “We are grateful for caring church members who go the extra mile to care for our kids.”
The Salvation Army plans to continue this service, beginning on Wednesday evening, in an effort to meet human need.
*NOTE: These resources are currently only being provided to individuals previously enrolled in The Salvation Army’s programs.
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