FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA (March 18, 2021) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg will be hosting a drive-thru food distribution on Wednesday, March 24th from 9am to 12pm (while supplies last). The event will be held in the parking lot of The Salvation Army at 2211 Park Avenue Lynchburg, VA. While the event will primarily be drive-thru, walk-ups are welcome beginning at 11am. “More and more families are experiencing food insecurity due to financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Major Caleb Prieto. “We want to provide a safe way to meet this need for those in our community.”
The Lynchburg Salvation Army will be providing families and individuals with food bags that include non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pasta, and cereal. There are no ID or income requirements, but data regarding number of individuals in the household will be collected. Vehicles will be directed to turn onto Stuart Street off of Park Avenue, and enter The Salvation Army parking lot from Stuart Street.
If you would like more information on the event or how you can help, please go to salvationarmypotomac.org/lynchburgva/ or contact The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg at 434-845-5939. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has been in Lynchburg since 1905 and currently serves Bedford, Campbell, Nelson, Appomattox, Amherst, and Lynchburg City communities.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.