The Salvation Army Savannah Corps is providing meals on Thursday at Compassion Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Boulevard, at 6 p.m., in addition to eight food trucks that are roaming various neighborhoods.
So far about 14,000 to 15,000 meals have been provided through the program since the storm hit, said Salvation Army Major Phil Swyers.
As the power comes back on the needs will get less and less, Swyers said.
"We’ll move from driving (vehicles) to operating some type of social services at our Bee Road location, where we’ll provide bagged meals for individuals," he said.
From noon to 3 p.m. today, Loop It Up Savannah and other organizations will be serving lunch, doing kids activities and cleaning up the neighborhood at the St. Mary's Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., and WW Law Center, 909 E Bolton St.
Loop It Up Founder Molly Lieberman said that, for those that would like to contribute, gift cards for groceries, bills and rent, would really help impacted residents get back on their feet, in addition to food donations.
“Everybody is trying to move forward,” Leiberman said. “We know we will have a lot of families trying to make ends meet.”
The collaboration between Step Up Savannah, Tapestry Church, the Forsyth Farmers Market, Emergent Savannah, Agape Ministries and Loop It Up held a similar event at Wells Park on Wednesday and plans on continuing the effort through the weekend.
On Friday, lunches and clean-up efforts will be held at Performance Initiatives on Pennsylvania and Tennessee Avenue. On Saturday, the group will host a lunch and clean-up family day with Savannah Youth City in the Park on Collat Street in Carver Village. Both events will take place from noon to 3 p.m.
In addition, Operation Feed Savannah, being led by state Rep. Carl Gilliard, in conjunction with the Georgia Restaurant Association and Feed the Hungry, provided hot meals on Wednesday for those in need at the Moses Jackson Community Center, the West Broad Street YMCA and Waters Avenue community center.
About 3,500 meals were served at those two sites, after 4,000 meals had already been served to folks in need, said Mike Vaquer, with the Georgia Restaurant Association.
“There has been a lot of demand and significant effort from large number of volunteers,” Vaquer said.
Those behind the effort plan on holding a similar event next Wednesday at Windsor Forest Community Center and the W.W. Law Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more on such efforts, check for updates on savannahnow.com.