Frontline serving for our Nation’s Peacekeepers before the Inauguration

Thousands of troops now in our Nation’s Capital to preserve peace and ensure safety leading up to and following the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021, are receiving support from The Salvation Army. Starting tonight, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command begins food and comfort service for national guardsmen who are safeguarding the U.S. Capitol complex ahead of next Wednesday’s inauguration. The Salvation Army FedEx Emergency Disaster canteen, or mobile feeding unit, is positioned at the D.C. Armory complex in northeast D.C. A second disaster canteen is in place near U.S. Capitol Police headquarters.

Salvation Army officers are preparing to provide service between 9 p.m. and midnight nightly to the troops, including hot soup and beverages, fruit, snacks, and bottled water.  The Salvation Army emergency disaster canteens can serve 1,500 meals daily during emergency events.

Late evening food service is happening nightly through next the inauguration and, if needed, the next several weeks.

The Salvation Army is seeking community support through donations which will help to replenish resources for our frontline forces. Donations can be made online at or Text INAUGURATION to 51555.

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 34,000 individuals the last year by providing a diverse range of services.  Employees and volunteers provide compassionate care to everyone in need of help without discrimination. The Salvation Army provides nutrition and essential services to the homeless and emergency assistance to individuals and families, a transitional shelter for mothers and children, comprehensive addiction treatment for adults, emergency disaster relief, and youth enrichment. Learn more or donate today by visiting us at or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Connect with us and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube using the keyword SalArmyNCA.