THE SALVATION ARMY (NEW CASTLE)
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $1,150
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Two years ago, The Salvation Army of New Castle was granted with an Emergency Feeding Vehicle.
Our team created a mobile feeding program in January 2022 based upon need of the community.
We fed between 40-50 lunch meals every Monday at Skyview Towers a local low income Highrise. In 2023 we are now serving 80 meals a week on Mondays.
The meals include protein, vegetables, fruit , dessert and beverage.
People have enjoyed chicken Parm, hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, fruit, tuna noodle casserole, chicken and biscuits. The funds raised at this wonderful fundraising event will help us to purchase food, disposable plates, cups, utensils, napkins. We also started last year ordering in fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. We have seen this grow from 20 families coming in a month to know 290 families came thru for the month of May. We have given away watermelons, cabbage, apples, mangos, cucumbers collard greens walnuts, potatoes, squash, and so more.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
This year we have seen more people coming out in need. The cost of food and goods has gone up drastically. The need has also increased from last year to this year with the cuts to peoples food programs and the increase cost we are seeing almost double the amount of people from last year at this time. Some items that were free to us during covid (take out containers for meals, boxes to pack food in etc. is now costing us and the prices have almost doubled from a few years ago.