For Immediate Release:
The Salvation Army Resume Weekly Food Distributions for Needy Families.
The Salvation Army works with community partners to disperse 1,320 food boxes to food-insecure areas.
ORLANDO, FL – (January 28, 2021) – The Salvation Army Orlando Metro Area Command is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on local families. As we continue to meet the high demands for food and financial assistance, we are resuming our weekly food distributions to alleviate hunger in food-insecure households. Every Tuesday, we will disperse 1,320 food boxes through our drive-thru events and trusted community partners. We are giving away 300 food boxes this Tuesday, February 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This drive-thru event will be at The Salvation Army Orlando Citadel located at 440 West Colonial Drive in Orlando.
“During the pandemic, The Salvation Army never closed our doors. We continue to fight for good and bring hope to those who are struggling,” said Captain Ken Chapman, area commander for The Salvation Army in Orange and Osceola Counties. Since the start of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has provided 74,223 fresh food boxes and 13,394 grocery bags to local families.
Every food box will have fresh fruits and/or vegetables, dairy products, poultry, and other nutritious goods to feed a family of four. Identification cards are required for multiple families traveling in one vehicle. Walk-ups or individuals on bicycles should take advantage of our Food Pantry located in our Women’s & Children’s Shelter at 400 West Colonial Drive.
As high demands for food and financial assistance persist, The Salvation Army Orlando Metro Area Command will host drive-thru food distributions every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. until further notice. To sign up as a volunteer or to donate, visit www.SalvationArmyOrlando.org. You can stay up to date with our services and events by following our Facebook page, The Salvation Army Orlando – Area Command.