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Cleveland Salvation Army sees 125% increase in food distribution during coronavirus shut down

The Salavation Army's thrift stores have closed because of the coronavirus, but five Corps Community Centers remain open for food services

CLEVELAND — As many face food insecurity during coronavirus shut downs across the state, the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland has seen a 125% increase in food distribution.

"In the last seven days, five Corps Community Centers in Greater Cleveland have served over 24,000 meals to 4,141 community members in need," said Divisional Secretary Major Thomas Applin, in a press release.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores throughout the area are temporarily closed and pickups have been suspended. But, five Corp Community Centers in the area are still open, offering services like drive-through pickup and delivery for dry and non-perishable food items.

Applin says they're following Goveror Mike DeWine's safety guidelines to protect both their workers and the community members getting the food. Applin also believes that as Governor DeWine's stay at home order continues, they'll continue to see increased demand.

Below are the five Salvation Army locations offering pickup and delivery services during coronavirus shutdowns:

East Cleveland Corps:

  • 1507 Doan Ave., East Cleveland, OH 44112
  • (216) 449-4334

Miles Park Corps:

  • 4139 E. 93rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44105
  • (216) 341-1640

Ohio City Corps:

  • 4402 Clark Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109
  • (216) 631-1515

Temple Corps:

  • 17625 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119
  • (216) 692-1388

West Park Corps:

  • 12645 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
  • (216) 252-3593

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