The Midland Salvation Army is seeing an increase in people coming by due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to NewsWest 9, the month of April saw more meals served by the Salvation Army than their average.

They have served 1700 more meals than the average number they see in a typical month.

"We're serving three meals a day, we're still doing food boxes, and utilities, and the demand for all of those things have increased," said Captain Jeremy Walker.

Captain Walker says the increase is not only because of COVID-19, but also because of what has been happening with the downturn of the oil industry.