In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvation Army of Baton Rouge continues to provide meals to residents and local families, yet coronavirus has caused the Salvation Army of Baton Rouge to halt programs and cut availability.
“We’re here. The Salvation Army has been serving Baton Rouge for 115 years, and it’s not going to change. In times of difficulty, we stick to our mission of preaching the Gospel of Jesus and help people in his name without discrimination. We are working every day to take care of the needs of our community,” stated Baton Rouge Corps Office Major Donald Tekautz.
The shelter has limited its acceptance to 50 residents and is currently at capacity. The shelter has also halted two youth programs, the School of Performing Arts and character-building program, as well as the thrift store and social services. The shelter is working with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for food assistance. Local restaurants that closed due to the Governor John Bel Edward’s stay-at-home order also donated food.
Nearly 150 grab and go lunches are provided to families Monday, Wednesday and Friday through corps, canteen and community centers throughout Baton Rouge according to the shelter.
The Salvation Army of Baton Rouge is in immediate need of sanitizer and food donations. To support the Salvation Army of Baton Rouge visit Give.SalvationArmyALM.org/HopeNotFear