MARQUETTE — The executive order placed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer affects many organizations, but not charities.
The Salvation Army is able to continue to provide food for those in need, even though their normal hours have adjusted. The Salvation Army Food Pantry provides lunch for clients at the Room at the Inn, as well as other lunch services in Marquette Monday through Friday.
“We’ve seen a steady rise in the number new clients we are receiving through our foods pantry,” Said Doug Winters, the Captain for Salvation Army in Marquette. “We’re doing about three to five new clients every single day for people who have temporarily delayed from working or don’t have anything. I don’t think anyone really planned for this. So for them to be able to come in and get a food basket and keep their family going, that’s what we really want.”
The Salvation Army will still be hosting the Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, April 16th, from 5:00PM- 6:30PM.