Salvation Army asking for donations to help vulnerable community

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army and The Food Pantry has been preparing lunches for individuals and families to take with them.

With more and more people joining the program, they now have more than 200 individuals each day in the lunch program, with most of the increase in numbers of families with children. 

The number of seniors participating has been decreasing because of the fear of contracting the virus. The Pantry volunteers are preparing up to 100 boxes of food per day, up from the 50 boxes of food that were prepared before the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

A COVID-19 Emergency letter is being mailed to individuals and companies throughout the Evansville area.  Monies raised through this appeal have a 1-1 match up to $225,000 throughout Indiana.

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(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)

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