On the afternoon of March 23rd, Captain Charles Adams, Salvation Army Corp Officer, and volunteers welcomed a truck arriving at The Salvation Army New Haven, CT location.
The trucks came bearing 400 snack-sized granola bars, containers of apple sauce, and boxes of Cheerios. Thanks to a partnership between SCSU and MATTER, The Salvation Army was able to make 200 snack boxes for families in need. "Receiving snack boxes from MATTER has provided comfort and is a welcomed addition to the food we are distributing,” Captain Adams said. “The snacks have provided a familiar comfort during a very uncertain time, especially for children that are at home looking for snacks”.
The Salvation Army in New Haven has had several new clients who have turned to their food pantry. “Many of the people coming in had never needed assistance from The Salvation Army before,” said Captain Adams. “Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 crisis, there are more and more people coming through our doors.”