Ten Thousand Pounds of food distributed through the Red Shield Box Program

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command is continuing to meet the needs of families facing hardship resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Officers from the Arlington Corps, Montgomery County Corps, Prince George’s County Corps, Prince William County Corps, and Solomon G. Brown Corps began distributing 10,000 pounds of emergency food in Red Shield Boxes that were given to local families in need. Each box had enough cereal, pasta, canned food, milk and juice boxes for children, and snacks to help feed a family of four for a week. The Red Shield Boxes are part of the Salvation Army’s ongoing response to the global pandemic. 

The Salvation Army is remaining open to provide much-needed food, shelter, emotional and spiritual support to those everyone in need. The COVID-19 crisis is causing more people to turn to The Salvation Army for help as they struggle to stay to survive without less income. 

Here is a 30-day Snapshot of The Salvation Army’s service around the Washington, D.C. Region. 

Since the Salvation Army began relief service approximately 10,000 people have been helped. Here is a snapshot of our service to date:

  • 2,024 Food Boxes distributed
  • 2,722 Meals served (hot and cold)
  • 2,443 Drinks served
  • 3,222 Snacks given
  • 250 Clean-up kits distributed
  • 137 Blankets provided
  • 131 Comfort/hygiene kits supplied
  • 570 Spiritual contacts

You can make a difference in the lives of families across the National Capital Region. SPONSOR A RED SHIELD BOX to help our hungry neighbors to get through this crisis.