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 Provided271,898 meals*
Food Boxes10,843 boxes
Snacks32,444 snacks
Drinks49,294 drinks
Lodging Provided31,617 nights


  • The City of Atlanta awarded Red Shield, our 320-bed shelter in downtown Atlanta, $816,796. The money will fund shelter operations and expenses, salaries for new case workers and aides, and provide rental assistance and eviction protection.
  • The Cobb County Board of Commissioners awarded The Salvation Army of Marietta $75,000 for food assistance.
  • Perimeter Church awarded The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County a $60,000 grant toward COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • The Rotary Club of Buckhead awarded Haven Atlanta, our anti-human trafficking program, $3,500 to assist women in the program in any capacity
  • Beginning July 15, Mercy Care and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) will provide bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for staff and consumers at Red Shield. CORE was founded by actor Sean Penn.

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

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.

How To Help

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.


“Sometimes I have to budget my money to the extreme because food at the grocery store can be very expensive. A free meal is truly a blessing to me, every need is met for me in its entirety. They are good supporter of our community, always asking if there is anything they can help with. The love of God is in the atmosphere at The Salvation Army.” – Shameaka

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.



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)