Social Service Changes

Jun 4, 2020

Dairy is being added to available food from The Salvation Army Goshen. The American Dairy Association Indiana has awarded them a cooler for storage of dairy for distribution to those in need.

“We thank all who nominated and selected us for this additional way to serve our community in this critical time,” said Major Tim Sell. “Dairy is critical to individual nutrition and both local and national economies. We are grateful to be able to keep the flow of dairy products active when our nation’s food supply is regaining traction.”

The Salvation Army also announces that in addition to its usual services offered on weekdays (9-12, 1-4 with Wednesdays from 9-Noon), Tuesdays will be food box distribution. Other services will be seen by appointment the other days of the week, and many appointments are instantaneous. 

“We want to get food relief out this summer in a dramatic fashion. That only happens if folks in need know what we offer and when we offer it.” Major Sell said.

For those who already registered at The Salvation Army, a picture identification is all that is required. New applicants can bring a picture ID (expired ID is acceptable), and if from out of Southern Elkhart County, a current utility bill or other proof of residence is requested.

“We have a simple application when we consider that family makeup and other data are used to apply for grants and other resources to serve our local needs.” Said Major Tim.

Groups and individuals are being sought on Mondays to prepare for the expected food demand on Tuesdays. The only limitation will be that those seeking assistance and willing to volunteer give their volunteer service on a different day. 

Further information is available at The Salvation Army, 1013 North Main Street, Goshen IN. 574-533-9584

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