The Salvation Army Kona Corps Community Center Doubles Food Distribution

Food distribution service by the Kona Corps Community Center has recently doubled amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.



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Salvation Army Kona staff preparing food bags for families



Food distribution service by the Salvation Army Kona Corps Community Center has recently doubled to meet the needs of communities in Kona and West Hawaii Island. The Kona Corps organizes food distribution service, meals to go, and emergency food bags for those in dire need throughout the week. But, amidst the global pandemic, the corps is receiving additional requests for food; their typical distribution of 100 to 120 food bags per week has doubled to roughly 240 bags.



Salvation Army Kona staff preparing food bags for families



“A few other groups that were providing food in the area have shut down,” says Lieutenant Raghel Santiago, a Salvation Army Kona Corps Officer. “This has significantly increased the need at Kona Corps.”

“Many families don’t have resources or even transportation to get the food and supplies they need,” Santiago explains. “I believe that as time goes on, more and more people will be requesting food. We are planning to add another distribution day, as well as grab-and-go meal service to meet the growing needs during this pandemic.”

Throughout the islands, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands is providing food, emergency assistance, financial assistance, and basic needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To support relief efforts click here


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