The Salvation Army Launches Virtual Food Pantry to Help Feed Those in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Mr. Christopher Crawford of The Salvation Army

Posted to 11 on 4/9/2020 at 11:59 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"While all are impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the one in six Americans who are living in poverty will likely feel the effects quicker and more significantly. Needs are increasing now that so many people have been furloughed or have lost jobs due to COVID-19. "},{"attributes":{"color":"#111111"},"insert":"COVID-19 has closed"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"color":"#111111"},"insert":"schools and community centers, creating a gap in meals for children. Working families who live paycheck to paycheck are experiencing fewer hours on the job, with little or no income to support themselves or their loved ones. "},{"insert":" Due to safety concerns, The Salvation Army is not currently able to accept material goods from the public; this virtual giving model will allow generous individuals to contribute to the initiative in a safe and convenient manner.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#111111"},"insert":"The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has launched an online "},{"attributes":{"color":"#111111","bold":true},"insert":"Virtual Food Pantry"},{"attributes":{"color":"#111111"},"insert":". This pantry allows anyone to shop for their neighbors that might need a little extra help during this crisis. Without leaving home, you can jump online, shop for others, and make a big difference in the lives of people in your community who are struggling."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Every donation is needed."},{"insert":" For example, $30 will provide one meal for a family of four.\n·      Donate any amount by credit card for the Virtual Food Pantry.\n·      "},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"To donate by check, mail your contribution to: The Salvation Army-HOPE, 701 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123. "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"windowtext"},"insert":"·      "},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"Please refer corporate gifts and grant opportunities to:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"Stephen Brown, Corporate Giving Manager. "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" or 267-273-5409"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"DID YOU KNOW?"},{"insert":"\n·      Since this crisis began, The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has provided nearly 618,000 meals to individuals and families in need.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"About The Salvation Army:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware"},{"insert":" is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Since 1879, The Army has held a record of accomplishment stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Army’s programming serves every zip code through 48 community centers and a network of volunteers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware. Programs and services historically include: shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Mission Statement:"},{"insert":" The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.\n"}]}

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