Salvation Army helps feed seniors

Posted at 3:35 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 12:45:22-04

FORT MYERS, Fla — The Salvation Army is making sure senior citizens are getting fed. On Wednesday, the charity’s disaster response team showed up at Royal Palm Towers on Edwards Drive.

Royal Palm Towers is run by the Fort Myers Housing Authority which provides places to live for low-income seniors. Many of the residents of Royal Palm are homebound.

And even those who can go out, are avoiding leaving for trips to grocery stores because of their higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. The Salvation Army’s disaster response team showed up with warm meals to distribute.

Some of the residents were able to make it downstairs and pick up the food. Others had the food delivered to their apartments. Many of the residents expressed gratitude for the food delivery.

Members of the disaster response team said they were grateful to be able to serve the community in this way. But they didn’t have much time to visit after delivering their meals.

They needed to get to their next location as demand for their service is growing by the hour.

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