The Salvation Army in Ada recently distributed 120 food boxes and $2,000 in gift cards to members of the community. This was made possible due to a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to help provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both organizations have worked together nationally and saw this as an opportunity to work together locally. Additionally, there was fresh produce from the food bank.
“Across Arkansas and Oklahoma, thousands are worried about where their next meal will come from. They need food now. So, to help meet that need, The Salvation Army is proud to partner with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Working together, we’re determined to make a difference for as many as possible affected by this pandemic,” said Laurie Fried, Divisional Director of Emergency Disaster Services, Arkansas and Oklahoma Salvation Army.
Since mid-March, The Salvation Army has provided 264,313 meals, assisted 71,323 individuals, provided 31,880 nights of shelter, distributed 7,103 personal hygiene kits, conducted 31,796 client interviews, and distributed over 22,000 food boxes.
Similar events have also occurred in Elk City, Guymon, Kingfisher, Miami and Shawnee as well as Little Rock, Arkansas, with further locations being determined.