Greater Toledo Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Apr 14, 2020

Toledo, Ohio – (April 14, 2020): The Board of Trustees of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund to The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio in the amount of $10,000. These funds will be used to continue to support neighbors in the Toledo community with basic needs assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants from this fund are awarded to help support Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofits in their efforts to respond to this critical and emergent crisis.

Inherent to the mission of The Salvation Army, which currently mobilized crisis response initiatives, is to meet the needs of individuals and households impacted by COVID-19, including loss of employment, wages and food shortages. “We are deeply grateful to the Greater Toledo Community Foundation’s generous grant to help support our basic needs crisis response to COVID-19. With this funding, The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio to continue to provide food pantry services to those who cannot access groceries, distribute meals with our mobile canteen, rent assistance to ensure household stability and offer utility assistance to guarantee disconnections do not take place during this time,” stated Major Thomas Duperree Administrator of The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio. “Each day, we have continued to see a steady increase in the number of households needing assistance,” continued Duperree.

The Salvation Army will be offering for the “drive thru” food distribution on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 1pm – 3pm.

The Salvation Army, located in downtown Toledo at 620 N. Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43604 is open by appointment from 8:30AM – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 Monday through Thursday for food assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and counseling. Please call (419) 241-1138 to schedule an appointment. “Beyond providing food, we have continued the steady distribution of diapers to area caseworkers and are providing spiritual counsel and prayer over the phone,” said Duperree. “We will also be mobilizing some of our feeding efforts through the use of our mobile canteen in the coming weeks. This will provide meals to those who are unable to access our facility on North Erie Street,” Duperree continued.

For the most up to date information on services being offered, contact The Salvation Army at 419-241-1138 or visit


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

About The Greater Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 900 funds with assets of approximately $304 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at or follow them on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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