In recent weeks, Coronavirus cases have risen here in the River City, and since the start of the pandemic, the Salvation Army has seen an increase in the need for food.
"That fear level has grown again, and people are staying in their homes, and we're getting a lot more calls from senior citizens particularly asking us, "can you get some food to us?" We are seeing an uptick and next week we are doing another drive through food pantry where we'll have frozen meats. We'll have produce as well as dairy products as well as canned goods and other staples," said Major Mark Turner.
As the calendar gets set to flip from July to August, going back to school is on the minds of some and that could impact how the Salvation Army operates going forward.
"We do have an after school program here, and we're not really sure what that's going to look like. We're going to take a lead from the school system, and seeing how they are going to work with the kids, we're working with the kids on tutoring programs as well as physical education and music programs. So we're just going to have to take it a day at a time. We want to serve the kids and we want to serve families but everyone has to be safe at the same time," said Turner
For those who may need to pick up items, you can do so on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12-3 p.M.