After being temporarily closed for two weeks in order to maintain a safe and clean environment for clients, staff and volunteers, the Salvation Army Brownwood Service Center is prepared to resume feeding services Wednesday.
While abiding by social distancing protocols, the center will be providing free meals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“Our dining room is temporarily closed, but we’re here to serve the community with other pick up options,” said service center manager Stacy Tennison.
Due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army has experienced an increase in the number of those seeking help, particularly at lunch.
“With the help of our committed volunteers, we are serving between 150 and 220 people per day,” Tennison said. “We are excited to resume services to our community. We want to say thank you to those who already serve alongside us and support our ministry. We could not do this without them.”
Tennison said the Salvation Army will continue to serve those in need throughout COVID-19 and beyond. As the needs arise, so do expenses. Tennison explained the most effective way to support the Salvation Army is through financial donations. “This provides the most flexibility to purchase items that are most needed while supporting local businesses during challenging times,” she said.
The following items can also be dropped off at the service center, located at 403 Lakeway Dr.: non-perishable food, bottled water, hygiene items, diapers, wipes, etc.
Donations can be made at sarmytx.org/covid-19, by calling -1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 911, Brownwood, TX. 76804. Checks need to be made payable to the Salvation Army Brownwood Service Center. For more information, contact Tennison at 325-646-5369.