The Salvation Army
What Does Hero Mean?
Since its founding in Philadelphia 141 years ago, The Salvation Army is on the front line feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, leading emergency disaster relief, addressing poverty with social services, and offering congregational life, educational and wellness programs for youth and seniors. With the crisis presenting more of a challenge to obtain access to essentials, The Salvation Army implemented a “Corps at the Door,” approach at food sites where individuals and families could receive boxed food outside of Salvation Army facilities from staff wearing masks, gloves and practicing social distancing. The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division has now served over 5 million meals to thousands of individuals and families in need, with nearly 2 million meals served in Greater Philadelphia alone.