Salvation Army Delivers 350 Pizzas to Families in need during Lockdown

by Maritime
Categories: 2021, News Archive

When the lockdown began, many struggling Nova Scotian families wondered where their next meal would be coming from — little did they know it would be pizza delivered by The Salvation Army.

“As soon as we posted it on Facebook people began to respond,” explains community services coordinator, Rebecca Mitchell. “The response was overwhelming. It truly showed how many people are experiencing food insecurity during the lockdown.”

“The families were so grateful”

In partnership with Freeman Little New York and MLA Patricia Arab, 14 employees and volunteers from The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel delivered more than 350 pizzas throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality over six evenings.

“The families were so grateful and the kids were so excited when we arrived,” she explained. “One family had never ordered take-out before, so it was really impactful for them.”

The goal was to provide a hot meal for families in need and take the opportunity to check on clients from a safe distance when delivering the pizza — letting people know they are loved and not alone. 

“Everyone has a need during the pandemic. This is our way of serving our community, showing everyone we are here for them and helping people when they need us the most.”

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