(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Dover/New Philadelphia Salvation Army is now preparing food boxes for families in need.
Each Tuesday, Lt. Andrew Allen, Commanding Corps Officer, and his team will load up food boxes that have been prepared custom to each family’s needs based on the size of the family. “Each box contains enough food for about a week,” he explained. ‘Larger families of 4 or 5 will naturally receive a box with more food than a box for a family of 1 or 2.”
Boxes contain non-perishable food such as canned goods, boxed dinners, cereal, etc. as well as freezer items including frozen meat and/or meals. Each box also receives bread and pastry items from donations received from the Amis Door and Buehlers.
“I am currently delivering food boxes to about 21 households,” added Lt. Allen. “The families that I am delivering to either do not have transportation, are at high-risk for contracting COVID-19 or are quarantined due to testing positive for COVID-19.” Families receiving support through this program resid in Tuscarawas County, specifically Dover, New Philadelphia, and Uhrichsville.
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“We also include encouraging reading material in each box in the form of a short devotional and a Salvation Army magazine,” said Lt. Allen. “As well as community resources from area agencies.”
For more information including qualifications and how to get involved with the program, contact The Salvation Army by calling (330) 364-3811.