Kroc Center serves lunches to children and delivering to seniors in need

The Salvation Army, Mississippi Gulf Coast, is changing efforts to meet needs caused by COVID-19. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is working with Feeding Gulf Coast to serve lunch to children 0-18 years old on Monday – Friday at noon.

“We want to thank Winn Dixie, Rouses, Ingalls, and others that have entrusted their donations to us, this vital support allows The Salvation Army to be good stewards of the community,” says Major Bradley Caldwell, Area Commander.

The Salvation Army is providing impacted senior residents, who might not be able to get out of their homes or drive, a delivery lunch, by calling Lt. Sonya Smith at 228-234-7478 and scheduling a delivery for residents in East Biloxi, meals are limited.

Social workers are still providing the normal vital assistance to our community along with a rise of cases caused by COVID-19. Demands have increased from individuals that are now without work, and staff has trained on the new guidelines, streamlining the process to help as many families as possible during this critical time.

The Salvation Army is ensuring that people have access to food and desperately needed services including drive-through food box pickup, community-based food delivery, and other vital support at all social service locations.

The Salvation Army has served over 2,000 meals and food boxes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Donation barrels have been placed outside each of our locations for the “Care & Share” food drive designed to support feeding needs and to provide cleaning supplies as possible. The barrels will be out from 9am – noon on Monday – Friday. The need for food and supplies is great as resources are slim and residents are left without.

Should anyone need assistance please call your local Salvation Army Social Services office as listed below, to make an appointment for your pickup time. We will also accept donations of nonperishable foods and cleaning supplies outside these same locations.

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