Tallahassee meets community, stays prepared with ‘Feed the Need’ program By: Brad Rowland
With Hurricanes Hermine, Irma and Michael making landfall in the area within the last half-decade, The Salvation Army of Tallahassee, Florida, is all too familiar with on-the-ground disaster work. With that as the backdrop, the Army saw an opportunity to both maintain its readiness for emergency disaster services and serve the population of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties on a regular basis.
The result is the “Feed the Need” program, deploying each week to serve hot meals in the community and address an emerging local issue of food insecurity. Simultaneously, these deployments allow The Salvation Army to stay sharp, expanding a volunteer base and maintaining crucial equipment for a time when an immediate need arises.
“Our goals for ‘Feed The Need’ are two-fold,” said Julie Smith, social services program coordinator in Tallahassee. “First, we can meet the needs of people in our community that..