COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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 Provided268,029 meals*
Food Boxes10,843 boxes
Snacks32,444 snacks
Drinks49,294 drinks
Total Pounds of Food Distributed342,000 lbs.
Cleaning Supplies/Tools8,698 items
Comfort/Hygiene Kits1,836 kits
Total Emotional and Spiritual Contacts 5,731 contacts
Lodging Provided23,737 nights

Wear and Share Hope

Hope is greater than fear 2020 T-shirt

Limited time only: Receive a “Hope Is Greater Than Fear” commemorative T-shirt with each donation of $30 or more.

Interested in purchasing more T-shirts? Click here.

A Message from The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commanders

In the days before COVID-19, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta delivered an average of 30 pallets of food from our warehouse to our 13 metro area food pantries about every six weeks or so. How times have changed.

Since March 16, demand for food assistance locally has risen such that we now deliver 64 pallets – 86,400 pounds of food – to our local food pantries every two weeks. In the past eight weeks, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta has distributed 254 pallets – 342,000 pounds – of food to our food pantries. To put it in perspective, that’s enough to fill 12 tractor trailers.

While we continue to respond to these requests, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is also bracing for a tsunami of need, particularly as it relates to financial emergency assistance. Before COVID-19, we received about 150,000 calls per month for financial emergency assistance. As the economic fallout from the pandemic becomes more evident, these requests will skyrocket. To prepare, we have convened a COVID-19 Response Planning Group to help us better leverage technology to collect and address these requests. In order to maximize our response, we will need to hire more staff, particularly case workers, throughout metro Atlanta.

All of this will require ongoing investment from partners, supporters, donors, and friends.

Please consider investing in The Salvation Army’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts by donating here. You can also mail your financial donation to The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command, P.O. Box 930188, Norcross, GA 30003.

The challenge before us is unlike any we’ve encountered in our lifetime. It will take all of us working together to overcome it.

Thank you, and may God continue to bless and protect you and your families.

Major Bob Parker and Captain Kathy Parker''s Signatures

Major Bob and Captain Kathy Parker
Metro Atlanta Area Commanders

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.

Serving meals to Red Shield Shelter consumers

“When I was at my lowest point, a complete stranger suggested that I go by The Salvation Army, and the word ‘salvation,’ the very word ‘salvation,’ resonated with me, and so I took a leap of faith and came to this blessed place, where I found a safe haven from the Coronavirus and the streets themselves. When no one else would take me in, The Salvation Army was there like a beacon of hope in the darkest night. Through a staff of professional and caring people, I began to come back to myself. The Salvation Army has given me a second chance at life.”

Glenn, consumer at The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta Red Shield Services

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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday9:30AM – 2PM
Kroc Center AtlantaMonday11AM – 12PM and 6PM – 7PM
Peachcrest CorpsMonday and Thursday9AM – 11:45AM and 1PM – 2:45PM

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.

The Salvation Army Responds to Coronavirus