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Salvation Army Host Drive-Thru Food Distribution

The Salvation Army seeing first hand that need for food. As the calendar flips to a new month, they are stepping in easing the stress of many.

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 6:34 PM

Sometimes what we need is just somone willing to help.

Now more than ever.

"Things have gotten a little more desperate than in previous months," says Major Loren Carter, Salvation Army.

COVID-19 hitting families in the River City and beyond.

Many struggling to get by even day to day.

"This is for COVID-19 families that have been impacted with their jobs," says Carter.

The Salvation Army seeing first hand that need for food.

As the calendar flips to a new month, they are stepping in, easing the stress of many.

Hosting a drive-thru food distribution, families can have the chance to pick up some meals.

"Most of the previous ones we've had six or seven boxes for every family that comes through here so it's not just a single box of groceries," says Carter.

The Salvation Army feeding anywhere from 300-500 families in the course of one evening.

Other community sponsors also stepping in, including the Tri-State Food Bank, Farmers to Families, and and the USDA.

Cars lining up, knowing they'll be taken care of, even just for a little bit.

"It's preserving people, helping to preserve in their homes so they can use rather than spend what money they do have for groceries," says Carter. "They can spend it on utilities, rent, or other kinds of family needs."

An act of selflessness, going beyond, making sure our neighbors are taken care of during difficult times.

"We see some people with tears in their eyes because things have been so difficult and there is hope for them as a family and we're glad we can be a part of that."

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