El Cajon Food Pantry Providing Hope To Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors
by Mimi Williams
The effects of Covid-19 continues to be felt throughout our most vulnerable communities. The Salvation Army Red Shield Center in El Cajon, San Diego has seen an increased need in their food security programs receiving more than double the amount of visitors since the start of the pandemic. Many of these people find themselves seeking help for the first time. For newly unemployed El Cajon local David, The Salvation Army’s food pantry has been a source of hope.
David, first-time food bank visitor in El Cajon.
“If it wasn’t for these food banks, I just don’t know.” said David. “I am a cook and in the line of work I used to do, the pandemic has cut my hours dramatically. Now I am unemployed, so anything helps out right now. I’m grateful for The Salvation Army.”
Many people continue to face unemployment and food insecurity throughout San Diego County. The Salvation Army will continue to support our neighbors and provide the nutritious food they need as we navigate beyond the pandemic.