Assistance in Allen County

May 18, 2020

All across the state of Indiana The Salvation Army is actively responding to the growing needs of their community, as a result of COVID-19.
 Since March 16th, The Salvation Army of Fort Wayne has operated a drive thru food pantry. 

 With support from businesses like Matilda Jane, Aunt Millie's, RTI, Two Men and a Truck and Domino's Pizza, our pantry has served over 320 families daily. During this pandemic, The Salvation Army of Fort Wayne has fed over 14,049 individuals in need. This would not be possible without the outstanding support of so many in the community. 

Under normal circumstances, the Fort Wayne Salvation Army serves a total of 10,000 individuals annually. On April 30th, 2020, our team surpassed our yearly individuals served and to date have served
3795 families –14,049 individuals in food services alone. This is an extraordinary undertaking for our small skeleton crew of a staff to accomplish in only a few short months, what usually takes an entire year.  

 

 

                          

 

We would not be able to provide these services without
our amazing donors and Partners

Thanks to Two Men and a Truck of Fort Wayne that delivered 600 Boxes from our Headquarters in Indianapolis to our Corps to help make our food Pantry possible!  

 

           

 

Thanks to RTI for their donation of 30 pallets of food, 

equaling over 20,000 pounds of food!  

 

                 

 

Thanks to Dominos for donating over 300 pizzas for our Food Pantry day,  
and 100 pizza to our EDS taskforce. ​​​​​​​

 

                         

 

In Addition to our Food Pantry we were blessed with a donation from Matilda Jane and were able to offer a Clothing Drive on April 22nd and April 29th  
We served 500 families – 2000 clothing items 

WPTA 21 - Fort Wayne Boutique Donates Clothing to The Salvation Army

 

                                    

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How can you help during this time? 

As the economy will be slow to return, and as jobs and future family security remains unstable, the number of those in need show no signs of decreasing. Furthermore, other area food pantries are closing their doors due to lack of funds and quickly dwindling resources unable to meet the increased demand. 

We are in desperate need of assistance to ensure those hungry in our community do not go without basic needs. 

Donations can be made 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday at 2901 North Clinton  
or monetary donations can be made at https://salarmy.us/2vE9FX1 

 Your donation will help us maintain these services and help those who will turn to The Salvation Army in the coming months as a result of this crisis. Thank you for opening your hearts to your neighbors in need! 

 

For more information on how we are helping our community during this time of need follow our Facebook Page 
The Salvation Army of Fort Wayne, Indiana  
for the latest news and details. 

 


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