The Salvation Army Of Savannah Provides Meals And Books To Those In Need Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The Salvation Army of Savannah is serving family and kids’ meals as a part of their after-school program for children at noon Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15 at their Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines, meals will be handed out to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through car windows. Along with feeding bodies, The Salvation Army will feed the mind by including a free children’s book with these meals to families who would like something to read with their children.

The Salvation Army has proudly served Savannah and the surrounding communities for the past 120 years and has always been there to support low-income, homeless, laid off and struggling individuals and families. Whether the community is affected by COVID-19, hurricanes, floods, fires or the Spanish influenza which impacted the world over a century ago, The Salvation Army continues to serve those who need it the most.

“The Salvation Army will continue to be there for the most vulnerable in our community during these times of uncertainty,” said Salvation Army Major Paul Egan. “While everyone is currently being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the one in six Americans who are living in poverty will feel the effects quicker and more significantly. It’s important that we provide desperately needed support for those individuals in our community.”

Each night in the United States, 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families live on the verge of food insecurity, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. In The Salvation Army’s fight against hunger and food insecurity, the organization provides over 56 million meals annually through food pantries and meal programs.