ST. LOUIS, March 30, 2020 – The Salvation Army Midland Division is working closely with state agencies to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in regular communication with local emergency management agencies and managers in local communities throughout the Midland Division, which includes Missouri and Southern Illinois.  Trained Salvation Army Emergency Response staff remain committed to Doing The Most Good for our neighbors in need.  The Salvation Army, with its corps community centers, will remain open to provide


pre-packed food, in bags or boxes, to minimize person-to-person contact.  Locations have transitioned to outdoor drive-through/pick-up or door pick-up for food boxes. Several locations that offer hot meal programs have transitioned to grab and go meals in pre-packaged containers that can be picked up at the door.   Food Services available at the following locations:


Missouri


Arnold Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Wednesday, 9:30a - 11:45a.


Euclid Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Friday, 9:30a - 12:00p.


Ferguson Community Empowerment Center: Emergency financial assistance is


available by appointment only.


Family Haven CIP: Food Pantry Tuesdays, 9:00a - 1:00p.


Gateway Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Mondays and Tuesdays


10:00a - 1:00p, Wednesdays, 3:00p - 5:00p. 


Maplewood Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Wednesday, 9:30a - 12:30p.


O’Fallon Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Monday, Thursday, and Friday,


10:00a - 1:45p and the second Wednesday of the month 5:30p - 7:15p. 


Temple Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Mondays 10:00a -12:00p and Thursdays 3:00p - 5:00p.   Additional Mobile Marts Wednesdays, 3:00p - 5:00p. Community meals served Wednesdays, 6:00p - 8:00p.


St. Charles Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Tuesday – Thursday,


1:00p - 3:15p and Fridays, 1:00p - 2:45p.



Illinois


Alton Corps Community Center:  Food Pantry Tuesday, 9:00a - 11:00a.


Belleville Corps Community Center: Food Pantry Wednesday - Thursday


1:00p - 4:00p.


East St. Louis Community Center: Food Pantry Friday, 9:30a - 12:00p.


Granite City Corps Community Center:  Food Pantry Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:00p - 2:45p.


All unlisted Corps Community Centers and Social Service Sites can be contacted directly for a list of ongoing services.


SHELTERS


Salvation Army Shelters will remain fully operational. Safety plans have been established to meet the needs of each location. Arrangements have been made to separately house residents who are symptomatic and to implement social distancing where possible.





MIDTOWN SERVICE & TREATMENT CENTER


Treatment services will continue normal operations, though visitors will be restricted for the time being. Arrangements have been made to separately house in-patient clients who are symptomatic and to implement social distancing where possible.





VETERANS’ RESIDENCE


Housing services will continue normal operations, though visitors will be restricted for the time being. Safety plans have been enacted to ensure the well-being of transitional and permanent housing residents





ALL THRIFT STORES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.





About the Salvation Army Midland Division:  The Salvation Army has been working to better combat poverty and assist those imprisoned by it. From developing a deeper understanding of the epidemic to identifying locations and population segments with the greatest need, The Salvation Army is pushing forward on all fronts and meets human needs without discrimination.