Freeport’s Salvation Army Halts Community Meals Program
Young children, adults over 60, and people with compromised immune systems are the ones most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and because of that, the Salvation Army in Freeport had to make a tough decision.
According to mystateline.com;
The Freeport Salvation Army says it will be suspending their congregate meals and gathering programs in order to halt the spread of coronavirus in Illinois.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the organization said it was following recommendations from the Illinois Department on Aging, in an attempt to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to older adults.
After reading that the first time, I'll admit that I was concerned. Several elderly people in that area rely on those meals that the Salvation Army provides, so what happens now? Mystateline.com reports that "The Salvation Army says it will be working with Golden Meals to distribute meals, either from a Golden Meals site or via home delivery, with a 24 hour advance notice".