The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to Distribute 6,000 Food Boxes to Families in Need
On Friday, April 17 starting at 9 a.m. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit will distribute 6,000 food boxes that will help feed families in need impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers will hand out prepackaged food boxes via a drive-thru distribution system at Salvation Army locations in Pontiac, Warren, Southfield and two locations in Detroit until 2 p.m. or until each location runs out of boxes.
The food boxes contain enough nutrition to feed an adult for seven days of meals. The number of boxes for a family will be based on family size. Households in need of food are encouraged to attend. There will be pre-screened staff/volunteers at the event, and all individuals will remain at a safe distance of six feet wearing masks and gloves.
Food Distribution Locations:
The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps Community Center
3000 Conner St., Detroit, MI 48215
The Salvation Army Pontiac Corps Community Center
469 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. S, Pontiac, MI 48342
The Salvation Army Warren Corps Community Center
24140 Mound Rd., Warren, MI 48091
The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Divisional Headquarters
16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075
The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center
1627 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48216
The Salvation Army is thankful during this COVID-19 pandemic to the following generous partners:
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
United Way of Southeast Michigan
Clean Planet Foods – Jack & Annette Aronson
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
Individuals wishing to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts can do so by:
Texting COVID to 24365
Sending a check, made payable to The Salvation Army, to 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075
For up-to-date information on The Salvation Army's response to COVID-19, please visit www.salmich.org/COVID19
PHOTO OP: Metro Detroit families receiving meal boxes from Salvation Army officers and volunteers at their local corps community center. Interviews will be available with Lt. Henry Boateng at The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps Community Center in Detroit.
About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.