HERKIMER, N.Y. -- The Salvation Army staff said they gave out 2,300 meals on Tuesday alone. The arrival of this commercial kitchen on wheels will allow them to make even more food. It has the ability to produce 15,000 meals per day. It is based in Pennsylvania, but travels anywhere it is needed in the Northeast.
"We've just seen that the need was getting greater and greater and we wanted to make sure that we could help them and that everything was provided for the community. So, this was a very easy decision for us to make sure that we could help them,” said Salvation Army Captain Dorothy Budd.
The truck is currently parked behind Herkimer High School, but that is not where residents should go to eat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are being served daily at the Salvation Army on North Prospect Street, and out of mobile canteen units patrolling area neighborhoods