The Salvation Army is stepping up to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the Treasure Valley. Last week, food boxes were provided to 806 families in the Treasure Valley, including home delivery to the most vulnerable.
The Salvation Army is anticipating a greater need for funding right now to maintain the service to the community. They anticipate a significant increase in emergency assistance for low-wage employees who may be temporarily laid-off due to COVID-19.
In Boise, there is a drive-thru food social service to practice social distancing. The service is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is also a food delivery service available in Ada County thanks to Mission43 volunteers. For more information about these services, call 208-343-5429.
The Nampa Community Family Shelter is continuing to provide Grab and Go lunches Monday through Friday at 1412 4th Street S. from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Emergency Family Shelter has extended time for the currently housed residents by 21 days. The Nampa Food pantry will be dropping food boxes at the door Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions, please contact The Salvation Army Nampa office at 208-467-6586.
In a Caldwell, a drive-thru pantry is open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The utility assistance has moved to phone calls and email only. Food boxes and toiletries are being distributed to shut-ins as requested. Games, crafts, diapers and wipes are available to families with kids at home, during the above food pantry hours. Call 208-459-2011 for assistance.
The Salvation Army in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell needs supporrt to stay open and provide services during the pandemic. All money donated stays local to support the local community. You can find out more information here.