CHICO, Calif. -- The Salvation Army says the pandemic is driving up the need for food and support, but the spirit of giving is alive and well in our community.
Jesus Garcia is volunteering his time at the Salvation Army in Chico, for the first time ever this year.
On Wednesdays, he preps fresh produce and meals for the weekly drive-through giveaway for families in need.
"Every penny counts, some come in with a big need, some come in with a big heart of donating food, clothing, and money. But for me and my family, it's really brought us together in the joy of actually giving," Garcia said.
Salvation serves about 250 households every week, outside of the holiday season.
Organizers say the best way to give right now is through donations.
Garcia says even during the pandemic, the Salvation Army experience has taught him that our community can get through anything.