Salvation Army Needs the Public’s Help

The Salvation Army is feeding more and more people during this time of COVID-19. According to Capt. Kelly Berggren the food need met by the Salvation Army Glendale has now doubled due to the COVID-19 Safer at Home order began.

“The last two days everyone that has come [for food support] have never used our [food] pantry before,” Berggren said.

He added that most are sharing with him that they have lost their jobs due to the shut downs of non-essential businesses.

“We [Salvation Army workers] don’t know when this will end, we are going through this one day at a time and that is what we are seeing and hearing from those [that need food help],” he said. “They are confused, many like a deer in the headlights look.”

Several cities throughout the nation are reporting a rise in those coming to food pantries.

The Salvation Army are getting donations from local stores like Vons and Trader Joe’s but it is not enough to supply the growing need.

Anyone in the public that can help can do so by donations of funds or non-perishable foods like canned goods.

People can donate funds via the website or can mail a check to Glendale Salvation Army, 320 W. Windsor Road in Glendale, CA 91204. People who would like to drop off non-perishable food they can do so at 320 W. Windsor Road, Glendale 91204 between noon and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For those who need support from the food pantry the hours are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, for more information call (818) 246-5586.