Savannah's Salvation Army and Feed The Hungry Partner to 'Feed Our City'

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Savannah’s Salvation Army (TSA) has partnered with local agency, Feed The Hungry and Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard from Garden City to host a ‘Feed Our City’ event this weekend. 3,000 meals will be available to those in need, as well as food for their animal companions, in our community on Saturday, May 9 starting at noon at TSA’s Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd. Savannah.

Socially distanced food preparation will be undertaken by volunteers the day before the event, at TSA’s Community Center kitchen. Meals will be distributed via curbside pickup on May 9, in line with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

“I am elated that Feed the Hungry is returning ‘home,’ since the first holiday dinner we ever hosted was with The Salvation Army. We are glad to be partnering with the Salvation Army as they have worked diligently to serve the community during this Coronavirus pandemic,” said Rep. Carl Gilliard. “We have come together through great team work to help those who need it most at this time, and we are looking forward to providing the most vulnerable with a comforting meal.”

The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 120 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. 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.  

“We are so excited to partner with Feed the Hungry and Representative Carl Gilliard for this wonderful event! We have a great history and natural synergy in serving those that need us most, especially during these financially stressful times,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan.

The Salvation Army serves all 159 counties in Georgia and is uniquely positioned with 40 facilities that provide family emergency and sheltering assistance throughout out the state. TSA’s workers are local and have always been here for the community. In times of disaster, the organization will continue to be the last to leave to offer support and guidance on the front lines.