Hometown Heroes: Salvation Army provided over 1.15 million meals in 2020

Jocelyn Jauculan gives Jennelle Santos two packs of diapers from the Salvation Army in Hilo recently. The Hawaii Diaper Bank partnered with the Salvation Army to give out more diapers as the need has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Rotary delivers food to the Salvation Army. (Linda Jane, Rotary Club of Kona/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Salvation Army Lt. Raghel Santiago garners donations Tuesday afternoon at the Kona Walmart. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.