Salvation Army expands mobile feeding program to help more people in need

It began to serve the homeless, as well as some others in need, within the Nanuet, Nyack, Suffern and Haverstraw communities with 300 meals, three times a week.

Diane Caruso

Sep 15, 2023, 9:46 PM

Updated 215 days ago

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The Salvation Army in Spring Valley expanded its mobile feeding program.
It began to serve the homeless, as well as some others in need, within the Nanuet, Nyack, Suffern and Haverstraw communities with 300 meals, three times a week.
The 900 meals a week were made possible from a $22,000 grant.
According to "Together Our Unity Can Heal, Inc.," or TOUCH, one out of seven people, or 43,800 people in the county, are living below the poverty line.
"Really, Rockland county is an amazing place to live,” said Salvation Army Maj. Mary Moore. “There is very, very wealthy areas. But there's also huge pockets of poverty."
Maj. Moore says most of the people they help are new immigrants coming to the area.
The major added that "it means that we not only have the opportunity to share food. But also, to just let these folks know that they're welcomed, that they're loved, and that we're here to support them in any way possible."
The federal COVID-19 grant that made this possible will expire at the end of this month.
News 12 has learned Rockland County and its Department of Social Services plan to give $40,000 to keep the program running to the end of 2023.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day tells News 12 he will continue to deliver services to Rockland's most vulnerable.


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