Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages
The Salvation Army delivered care packages to 50 families in early April.

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. The Army learned of the need through a concerned citizen, who had partnered with a local school to identify the community where elementary and middle school students were unable to get free school meals due to their parent’s inability to take off work and/or a lack of transportation. The families served were primarily immigrants and refugees who severely lack access to proper care, hygiene, updated information, and medical resources.

The care packages included fresh produce, meat, canned goods, juice, bread, snacks, hygiene products, stationery items, and low- and no-income resources. The Salvation Army and Feeding Northeast Florida collaborated to provide the items.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to serve those in need during this crisis, and it’s only because of the generous support of our friends, donors, and partners in ministry, we’re able to provide food for the hungry. The Salvation Army will continue to be on the frontlines of doing the most good during these unprecedented days,” said Major Keath Biggers, administrator for The Salvation Army serving Northeast Florida.

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