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Salvation Army, Ruth Eckerd Hall to continue ‘Free Food Fridays’ with new time in Clearwater

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 16:22:15-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Salvation Army announced it will continue its drive-thru food distribution program in Clearwater as Floridians continue to feel the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Salvation Army in Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County said "Free Food Fridays" at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road will continue at a new time of 1 p.m. and will keep going until all boxes have been given away. The program's previous start time was at 10 a.m.

The program first started in June as a way to expand food distribution in the community, Salvation Army said.

“Ruth Eckerd’s venue has allowed us to serve more people efficiently and safely. Their staff as volunteers have been a God-send. We are so thankful to Susan [Crockett] and her team,” Major Ted Morris, the administrator with the Salvation Army, said in a press release.

For more information on the food distribution program, you can call 727-446-4177 or visit

Distribution will take place on Fridays on August 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1 p.m. until the food boxes run out.

The Salvation Army in Clearwater and Upper Pinellas needs your help in order to keep these programs running throughout the pandemic. You can learn more about helping the organization by visiting