Salvation Army Helps to End Summer Hunger for Children

Posted on 8th July 2019, by
The statistics are staggering. Every month, more than 300,000 Canadian children are helped by food banks―a number that could fill Toronto’s Rogers Centre 10 times over. Throughout the school year, many hungry children have access to services such as Salvation Army breakfast programs. In fact, last year The Salvation Army served 223,000 meals in schools.  […]

How Summer Camp Encourages Vulnerable Children

Posted on 2nd July 2019, by
Camp counsellors Brandon (left) with brother Nathan (right)
When cabin leader, Brandon, welcomed smiling children at The Salvation Army’s Jacksons Point summer camp in Ontario, little did he realize that behind the eagerness and mischief were youth impacted by poverty―confused, frustrated and anxious. “To watch the children go from excitement to hearing about their struggles was shocking to me,” says Brandon. “As a  […]

Salvation Army Celebrates Canadian Diversity

Posted on 28th June 2019, by
Tricia, and Indigenous woman
Canada Day celebrations are just around the corner, and as the nation celebrates its history and diversity, The Salvation Army pays respect to the many cultures that have helped Canada become a thriving and inclusive nation. “The Salvation Army believes that the world is enriched and strengthened by a diversity of cultures and ethnicities,” says  […]

The Environmental Impact of Thrifting

Posted on 5th June 2019, by
Thrift store employee sorts through racks of clothes in the store
World Environment Day, an annual event held on June 5, raises global awareness about environmental issues and encourages the public to engage in effective actions. The Salvation Army believes that the earth is God’s creation and we should be good stewards of its care. One of the ways The Salvation Army strives to help the  […]

Community Garden Helps Boost Food Security in Penticton

Posted on 30th May 2019, by
Since 2013, The Salvation Army’s community garden in Penticton, B.C., has been a place where social connections are established, healthy eating is celebrated and food security is boosted. “The community garden works in conjunction with the Penticton food bank, which is operated by The Salvation Army, to create community and long-term solutions to food poverty,”  […]