VERO BEACH, FL — The Salvation Army of Indian River County has received a $12,000 grant from The Winn Dixie Foundation to fund The Mobile Feeding Canteen Program to provide hot meals to the homebound, disabled and at-risk residents in the Indian River County community twice a week for the entire year through the disaster relief vehicle.
The Salvation Army of IRC started the mobile feeding program in 1999 to fill a void in the community where folks who were confined to their home and not able to leave their residence could obtain a meal or get groceries or receive help. This program not only provides a meal but also gives them hope that help is out there during these trying times with the current economic climate.
It’s the support of community food drives, financial support and organizations like The Winn Dixie Foundation that has helped sustain the Mobile Feeding Program for more than 10 years.
“Winn Dixie is at the heart of the communities we serve,” said Mary Kellmanson, marketing group vice-president of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., and president of the Winn-Dixie Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army of IRC to help feed those in need and cannot help themselves, as we work together to make our neighborhoods a better place.”
The Winn-Dixie Foundation has a long tradition of supporting the neighborhoods in which we work and live, and makes grants available to local nonprofit organizations to support programs and initiatives fostering healthy and thriving communities.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Moreover, 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
To learn more about the program and how to get involved, donate or volunteer, call The Salvation Army of IRC at 772 978-0265 or on facebook.com/pages/The-Salvation-Army-of-Indian-River-Co-Fla
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