Salvation Army provides food assistance every day

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THE CNMI Salvation Army has been distributing food every day to community members on Saipan since April, Salvation Army minister Pastor Wayne Gillespie said.

The food distribution program starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Garapan Fishing Base and benefits 20 families each day, he said.

Recipients must register first on the Facebook page of the CNMI Salvation Army.


CNMI Salvation Army minister Pastor Wayne Gillespie, center, and Bank of Hawaii personnel hold a ceremonial check for $10,000. Contributed photo

“Don’t show up if you are not registered,” Gillespie said, adding that the number of food items is limited and the Salvation Army is dependent on donations from local businesses.

So far, he said, more than 500 families have already availed themselves of the food provided by the Salvation Army.

Recently, Gillespie said, the Bank of Hawaii donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army for its Covid-19 relief efforts.

He said it was the bank that provided the initial gift for the feeding program when it was launched in 2011, and has been its supporter since then.

Gillespie said the Salvation Army is very grateful to the Bank of Hawaii.

He also thanked D&Q International Distributors and other donors for helping the Salvation Army provide food to community members.


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