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Salvation Army launches COVID-19 virtual food pantry

Delaware Public Media

The Salvation Army of Delaware has launched an online virtual food pantry to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Salvation Army hopes Delawareans will donate online to meet the growing need for food in communities all across the First State during the COVID-19 outbreak. 


“We have a lot of people who would like to help stock our pantry and sometimes it’s about volunteering and helping and bringing stuff. But nowadays with the COVID-19, it’s all about doing it in a way that helps to protect both volunteer staff and those who we are serving,” said Carl Colantuono, development director for the Salvation Army Delaware.

Colantuono says the virtual food pantry is based on making financial contributions,.


“We’ve created the website so people can buy the appropriate number of meals that they can afford that they’d like to see going to the victims of this virus,” Colantuono said.


Colantuono notes the site offers several options, such as three meals for a family of four for $30 or 40 meals for $100. And the tax deductable donations can be one-time or recurring.

Donations can be made at the Salvation Army Delaware website

The groceries purchased will be distributed through food boxes and bags at the Salvation Army’s Corps Community Centers in Seaford, Dover and New Castle County.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.