Salvation Army extends food pantry hours & services amid COVID-19 impacts in SWFL

Salvation Army sees increased need from COVID-19 impacts
Posted at 6:02 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 11:40:33-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — This week, several local resources have multiplied across Southwest Florida to help with the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

Several non-profits, like the Salvation Army in Fort Myers, are bumping up their efforts to help local families in need.

The Salvation Army says they are already seeing a 30% increase in services.

They’re continuing to seek out volunteers and non-perishable food items to sustain families coming to them for help.

Next week, they are also planning to increase pantry days to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with extended hours.

Friday morning, Fox 4 is speaking with the Salvation Army about their COVID-19 efforts at their Center of Hope food pantry in Fort Myers.

To keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic, they tell us they're looking for donations of masks, sanitizer, and non-perishable food items the most.

For more information and updates on the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, click here.