Entries by Lindsay

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Delivering Hope to Doorsteps

Meal and grocery delivery services became a staple for many families under Safer at Home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, already and newly vulnerable people were left with fewer options to provide basic needs like food for their families.

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Feeding the Most Vulnerable

Salvation Army takes food truck to help isolated seniors The Salvation Army took its canteen (mobile feeding unit) to serve vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic at a downtown Fort Myers senior residence. An emotional and spiritual care team was also on-site to offer hope and encouragement in a time of uncertainty and isolation for […]

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National Donut Day

On the first Friday in June, Americans celebrate the goodness that is donuts. But did you know that National Donut Day actually has its roots in doing good? The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work […]

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A Lesson in Compassion

A young elementary school teacher stopped by her local Salvation Army food pantry and asked whether it was possible to have bags of food for some of her students’ families. She shared with us that she remembers, that as a little girl, it was always difficult for her family to put food on the table. […]

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The Salvation Army Meeting Physical and Spiritual Needs at Resource Distribution in Ocala, Florida

The Salvation Army in Ocala, Florida, held a drive-through distribution designed to fill much more than physical needs. To help ease the burden of grocery expenses, each car received a box of food with non-perishable items, fresh produce, baked goods, and frozen meat, but it didn’t stop there. They also received a hot takeaway meal […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Ministry Group Uses Sewing Skills to Meet Needs

The Salvation Army of Pasco County (New Port Richey, Florida) is doing its part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through making face masks for local medical personnel, first responders, essential business employees, and those in their domestic violence shelter. “We quickly began to realize that masks were greatly needed in our community by those that […]