The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the ACME Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief activities. The funds from the Pennsylvania-based supermarket chain will be used to ensure critical food distribution to individuals and families profoundly affected by COVID-19 throughout eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The Salvation Army has experienced significant increases in requests for food. Since the health crisis began, it has distributed over 1.6 million meals in the region using a Corps at the Door approach at feeding sites. Workers on the frontlines wear masks, gloves and practice social distancing while distributing food boxes to individuals and families outside of Salvation Army facilities in all three Delaware counties.
“There is no quarantine from hunger. We thank the Acme Foundation for their generous gift that will assist us to get food into the hands of people who need it most,” said Capt. Timothy Sheehan, Delaware coordinator, Salvation Army Delaware.
The Salvation Army is actively seeking partnerships with other foundations, corporations, and community partners to help meet the growing demand for food. For more information, contact Carl Colantuono, Salvation Army Delaware, at Carl.Colantuono@use.salvationarmy.org or 302-472-0731.
To donate from a distance, go to www.salvationarmydelaware.org. All donations for the virtual food pantry will be directed to the ZIP code in which a donation originates.