The Kroc is part of the “One Army” commitment in the Hampton Roads Area Command that covers Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth. At the Area Command campus on Raby Road, a daily drive through food pantry has been mobilized. “Our food pantry has seen a 75% increase in the number of individuals and families seeking assistance in the past two weeks,” said Area Commander Major James Allison. “Our inventory is running low with the increased demand for assistance and decrease in the food donations.”
The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Ministry team, in partnership with the Food Bank and Mercy Chef to Seniors, delivered meals to the homes of senior citizens as well as senior high-rises in our community. “Our hope is that these meals provide relief to our neighbors in need during COVID-19,” said Lt. Bridges.
Financial donations to The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Commands will be used to purchase the most needed food items and provide financial assistance for programs that our neighbors in crisis are facing. Donations will help those struggling to handle the effects of COVID-19 in Hampton Roads. Online donations can be made at https://give.salvationarmypotomac.org/HamptonRoadsCOVID, or call Grace Ramos at 757-965-9007.
“Together, we all make a larger impact on the needs of our community,” said Major Allison.