The local Salvation Army continues to make an impact in its community during the coronavirus crisis.
Capt. Phillip Stokes with the Salvation Army of Goldsboro says they partnered with Wayne County Public Schools and the County of Wayne to help provide 3,000 meals a day for students during the recent spring break period.
He says local businesses helped provide the meals, which were paid for by Wayne County.
Capt. Sherrie Stokes with the Salvation Army of Goldsboro says volunteers and church groups handed out the meals at the ten meal distribution sites and even delivered some to other locations where students were having difficulties getting meals during the closure.
The Salvation Army of Goldsboro has stayed busy as much of North Carolina has had to shut down due to COVID-19.
The organization has been providing the community with non-perishable food boxes and hygiene kits as well as making sure the homeless in the area have the supplies they need.
The Salvation Army also was part of this past weekend’s effort by NFL player and Goldsboro native Jarran Reed to provide meals to staff at Wayne UNC Health Care and others in the community.
The Salvation Army of Goldsboro and volunteers provided meals for Wayne County students during the recent spring break week.