The Salvation Army in Sacramento has set up a number of Emergency Food Drive Thrus to serve the community during the COVID-19 crisis.
As the coronavirus has evolved into a pandemic, the Salvation Army nationwide has ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among its employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people it serves.
In the United States, one in six people live in poverty, and more than 550,000 are counted as homeless. These populations severely lack access to proper care, hygiene, updated information, and medical resources, which makes them more susceptible to the virus. This is where Salvation Army comes in. This is who it serves.
Salvation Army is working with local, state, and federal government and health authorities, including participating in situation awareness calls with federal partners like FEMA, CDC, DHS, and HHS.
Salvation Army is developing new hygiene and cleaning protocols to help keep safe the residents and others who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services to survive.
Here is the list of drive thrus in the area of Sacramento County:
- Sacramento Citadel Alhambra Campus (2550 Alhambra Boulevard., Sacramento) will also operate a food box drive-thru to support the Oak Park/South Sacramento area. Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Division Headquarters (3755 N. Freeway Boulevard., Sacramento). Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Family Services (3213 Orange Grove Ave., North Highlands) is adjusting its regular food distribution service to include a drive-thru system. Food will be prepackaged and sealed to ensure safety. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Rancho Cordova Community Center (10309 Folsom Boulevard., Rancho Cordova) is handing out food boxes from the parking lot. Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.