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Nearly 200 Cortland families got food assistance in 2 weeks (audio)

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold on the community, the Salvation Army of Cortland County’s Emergency Food Assistance program has been crucial to serving those in need.

Lt. Rebecca March and Major Misty Coffelt personally delivered to these families, along with help from the United Way, Catholic Charities and several volunteer drivers with the Cortland County Highway Department.

“As we work together, it is our hope that we will be able to serve our community more efficiently and provide for those who need it the most over the extended period of time it will take before life regains some sense of normalcy,” Lt. March said.

In just two weeks, Salvation Army has served food to just under 200 Cortland County Families – an amount it usually takes around two months for the organization to reach.

March says those figures represent a total of 612 individuals served and 667 food bags distributed depending on family size.

Cortland United Way Executive Director Christella Yonta spoke more on the effort during another community COVID update segment this morning (listen below).

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