COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

The Salvation Army Response

Assistance Provided by The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta

Since March 16, the beginning of our official COVID-19 response
*Includes meals provided in food boxes
Total Meals Provided1,210,586 meals*
Food Boxes13,042 boxes
Snacks103,833 snacks
Drinks61,913 drinks
Total Nights of Shelter101,641 nights

We made a call for help to #RescueChristmas in 2020, and the community answered at our red kettles.

In a year of unprecedented need, we expected a possible 50% decrease in donations. Yet despite the challenges COVID-19 presented, our generous donors and corporate partners answered our call, raising more than $1 million during our holiday fundraising season. Thank you!

As the pandemic lingers, many of our neighbors continue to face unrelenting economic challenges, such as unemployment, food insecurity, pending foreclosure or eviction, and more. Thanks to CARES and donations, we provided $788,000 in FES assistance, $400,000 more than last year.

In 2021, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta will continue to remain nimble, customizing our programs and adapting our service delivery to ensure we can continue to meet the most urgent needs in our communities—in short, #DoingTheMostGood in the communities we serve.


How To Get Help

Modified Food Pantry Services

Food Pantry LocationDays OpenOperating Hours
Gwinnett County CorpsTuesday12PM – 2PM
Temple CorpsMonday – Friday10AM – 2PM
Jonesboro CorpsMonday – FridayMonday and Friday: 1PM – 3:30PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9AM – 12PM
International CorpsMonday – Friday9:30AM – 2PM
Kroc Center AtlantaMonday11AM – 12PM and 6PM – 7PM
Peachcrest CorpsMonday and Thursday9AM – 11:45AM and 1PM – 2:45PM
Marietta CorpsMonday – Friday9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM

Due to COVID-19, several of our Corps Community Centers have made adjustments to their services and schedules. If you need assistance, call 404-486-2888 or contact your local Salvation Army for more information.

Stories of Life Change

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta food pantry during COVID-19

“I just wanted to say with four young men in the house 24/7, the meat distribution provided by the Boys & Girls Club has been beyond a blessing and a great benefit to my family. With funds being stretched it truly helps. THANKS for all that you guys do to help in the must of this pandemic it is truly appreciated.” – a text our Fuqua Boys & Girls Club Program Director received from a parent who lost her income during the pandemic

Looking to volunteer?

Our Partners in COVID-19 Relief


Lassiter Family Charitable Foundation
The Freddie and Chelsea Freeman Family
Tim Wolfe
Tull Charitable Foundation
Wei Lin and the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Georgia

Shop, Click, Send to Red Shield!

The COVID-19 outbreak has increased the need for cleaning supplies and protective equipment at Red Shield Services, our 320-bed emergency and transitional living facility. We have updated our Amazon Wishlist with items that can individuals can purchase that will be sent straight to Red Shield, and put to immediate use.



10/15/20 – Boys and Girls Clubs step up to help parents impacted by COVID-19 (CBS46)


7/10/20 – $800,000 grant will help Atlanta Red Shield Services fight homelessness (Southern Spirit Online)


5/27/20 – Feeding our communities from Coast to Coast (American Beverage Association)

5/5/20 – How a Local Atlantan Is Paying It Forward (Meredith Atlanta)


4/28/20 – #GivingTuesdayNow helps nonprofits during pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/23/20 – 100 charitable ways Atlantans can help during the COVID-19 pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/19/20 – Paying It Forward: Local man donates stimulus check; encourages others who can to do the same (CBS46)

4/16/20 – 70-year-old retiree gives away his stimulus check: I know there’s an extreme need (11Alive)

4/7/20 – Captain Minkee Kim | KTN Atlanta (KTN Atlanta)

4/6/40 – Grant Update: Round 3: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta Announce Third Round of Grants for COVID-19 Response (United Way Atlanta)

4/6/20 – The Salvation Army strives to meet demands of COVID-19 crisis (Southern Spirit Online)


3/29/20 – Salvation Army Gwinnett County Corps seeing requests for assistance rising amid COVID-19 outbreak (Gwinnett Daily Post) 

3/27/20 – Local food banks are struggling (CBS46)

3/22/20 – The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 (FOX News)

3/19/20 – Mercedes-Benz, coalition send supplies to homeless shelter (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

3/18/20 – Freddie Freeman pledges several donations toward coronavirus relief (AJC)