In the trenches of COVID-19, Love’s Army protected the vulnerable

To meet the new needs of hunger, we set up contact-free drive-throughs to distribute food and created new services to feed kids who normally rely on school lunches.To meet the new needs of hunger, we set up contact-free drive-throughs to distribute food and created new services to feed kids who normally rely on school lunches.

Before COVID-19,
34 million Americans
were living in poverty.

Love’s Army has always fought for good in the face of life’s toughest battles – from natural disasters to homelessness, poverty to addiction. But when COVID-19 hit, the battle – and the need – in America became greater than ever. Without paychecks, millions of families were added to the population of the hungry. Without protection, those facing homelessness became even more vulnerable. And without our regular support and means of raising funds, The Salvation Army had to find ways to meet the growing need with dwindling resources. Thankfully, Love’s Army answered the call. Through the help of corporate partners, foundations, nonprofits, and individuals – as well as the selfless ingenuity and courage of our volunteers, employees, and officers – we quickly adapted and evolved to meet a new generation of need, feeding, sheltering, and encouraging millions in the greatest time of need.

View our COVID-19 Impact Report