Cleveland sees 125% Increase Feeding Families During COVID-19
Cleveland, Ohio – (March 30, 2020): The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland is hard at work to ensure neighbors in need receive food during the coronavirus pandemic. “In the last seven days, five Corps Community Centers in Greater Cleveland have served over 24,000 meals to 4,141 community members in need. We are currently offering drive-through and delivery food options at our corps for dry/non-perishable goods.,” stated Major Thomas Applin, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland Area Services.
While The Salvation Army’s Thrift Stores recently announced that they have temporarily closed theirs stores and suspended their pick-up services, this does not hold true for Corps Community Centers. “We are following all guidelines established by Governor DeWine to ensure that all health & safety measures are met. With this sizable increase in the need for emergency food services, we are working to protect the safety and security of all those who are coming to us for assistance,” continued Applin. The Salvation Army expects that as the “Shelter in Place” order continues, and unemployment continues to rise, that the demand for their food services will continue to increase.
Below is a listing of The Salvation Army locations that will be offering drive-through food services:
- The Salvation Army East Cleveland Corps: 1507 Doan Ave. East Cleveland, OH 44112 | Phone: (216) 249-4334
- The Salvation Army Miles Park Corps: 4139 E. 93rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44105| Phone: (216) 341-1640
- The Salvation Army Ohio City Corps: 4402 Clark Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109 | Phone: (216) 631-1515
- The Salvation Army Temple Corps: 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119 | Phone: (216) 692-1388
- The Salvation Army West Park Corps: 12645 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 | Phone: (216) 252-3593
“At each of our locations, we have had drive through lines circling the buildings. It is imperative that we keep doing what we can to ensure that everyone has food during this critical time,” said Applin. “As an organization, The Salvation Army is trained and prepared for these type of emergency situations. We are ready and willing to support our communities,” continued Applin.
For the most up to date information on services being offered, contact your local Salvation Army Corps. To find a location in your area, visit www.SalvationArmyOhio.org or call 216-861-8185.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, visit http://www.salvationarmyohio.org.