The Salvation Army of Canton’s Updated COVID-19 Response - Summer 2020

May 27, 2020

Canton/Fulton County- The Salvation Army of Canton serving Fulton County is currently gearing up for a busy summer keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind. We are continuously assessing the most urgent needs of our community and making necessary adjustments to best meet those needs. 


Starting Monday, June 1, 2020 the following changes in services will take place:

Our building will return to our regular hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Monday - Friday. Please remember that we are asking those coming into our building to wear masks and observe social distancing. Case management will still be done primarily over the phone. Our building will be sanitized regularly to help keep everyone who enters safe. 

Our food pantry continues to be open for anyone in need once a week, but the days are reduced to Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Groceries will be pre-packaged and will be grab and go style to limit the amount of time and people in our building at any set time.   

Our Feminine and Adult hygiene pantry is open Wednesday - Friday / 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and individuals may access those resources as often as once a month. There is a small application process that must be completed with Staff prior to receiving items. 

We will continue to provide delivered food boxes of non-perishable items as requested. Individuals may call our office at 647-0732 to request a delivery. Deliveries will be made on Tuesday and Friday Afternoons. 

We are excited to announce a new program that will take place beginning June 1st in partnership with the YWCA of Canton. Monday through Friday we will be distributing sack lunches to Children under the age of 18 as well as their parents and guardians via our Feeding Hope Mobile Food Program throughout Canton, Lewistown, and St. David. The Salvation Army will be providing free lunches for the parents or guardians to supplement the YWCA’s free lunch program that is sponsored by the USDA’s Summer Food Program. This means the parents or guardians will also be able to pick up a free lunch with their children through this program at one of the seven mobile sites. Registration is not required for this program, and no proof of income or need is required to receive services.

“It’s important to us that the families of Fulton County have food this summer. With all that is happening in our world, our desire is that we can provide even a small beacon of hope to our community.” Said Lt. Sarah Eddy, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army.

In order to make sure that these meals can continue to be offered for both children and adults, The Salvation Army is offering our community an opportunity to be an Ambassador of Hope and sponsor a day or a week of the Mobile Feeding Program.

 

Help The Salvation Army of Canton Serving Fulton County continue to prepare and assist during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating online. For updates follow us online & for all questions about this topic, please contact Lt. Sarah Eddy at (309) 647-0732.


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