The Salvation Army mobilizes to deliver food in response to COVID-19

Posted at 9:19 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 21:20:08-04

On Tuesday a group of volunteers met to to package and distribute a 7-day supply of grocery items for those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The groceries, based on a family of four’s needs, were packed and boxed and distributed to the area’s most vulnerable population. They included the elderly and low income individuals and families in quarantine due to COVID-19.

“Right now there is a collaboration between local and state and federal government,” said Lt. Antiono Willie with the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. “We’re all just trying to get on the same page to find out the best way to move forward and ensure that we’re not duplicating in areas or everyone’s responding to the same area.”

Working with social services and other entities, the Salvation Army will use its Emergency Disaster Vehicles to make the grocery deliveries throughout the week.

In addition, the organization will continue with its FeedMore Mobile Feeding program in the evening. Six nights a week the mobile canteen stops at multiple locations across Baltimore City delivering meals, warm apparel and personal hygiene products to the homeless population.

The Salvation Army is reminding the public that its grocery store DMG Foods remain open to the community from Monday through Saturday, from 8am – 8pm. The store offers aisles aisles stocked with fresh produce, fresh meat cuts, food items and home goods.