(LUTZ, FL – September 18, 2020) — With floodwaters beginning to recede, ten Salvation Army mobile feeding units fully stocked and ready to serve have rolled out today in Pensacola and to other areas throughout the Panhandle.
With power still out throughout the Pensacola area and the ability to locate food service or cook at home not possible, these mobile feeding units are a welcome sight for those in need.
In fact on Thursday night, Steve Vick, Pensacola Incident Commander, shared a story about how important our services are even when we don’t expect it. When the canteens arrived at their hotel, there were people who needed to be fed and they were able to provide 50 meals to those at the hotel.
While these mobile feeding units are equipped to cook hot meals on-site, COVID restrictions have limited that capability, but are still able to deliver shelf-stable meals and already prepared hot meals.
In fact, our partners, The Florida Baptists, who are utilizing a commercial kitchen located at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, were preparing a menu of black beans and rice with mixed vegetables for delivery today by those canteens for up to 10,000 meals a day.
Major Ed Binnix, corps officer in Panama City is out the community again today feeding up to 500 meals and is also reaching out to several of the rural counties north of Panama City to evaluate any needs there.
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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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.