Feeding Programs

Community Honours Salvation Army Frontline Worker  

Posted on 2nd March 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Judy behind her desk with mask and certificate of appreciation
Judy Peifer had no idea that one of her coworkers had nominated her for “Change the Narrative SC”, a program in Swift Current, Sask., to celebrate essential workers who go the extra mile, especially during a pandemic. “I wondered why the staff was meeting in the gym,” says Judy. “When I heard ‘we want to  […]

Mobile Feeding Unit a Welcome Site for the Vulnerable

Posted on 2nd February 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
guests line up at mobile feeding unit in winter weather
For the past two years, and every Saturday night, The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit in Williams Lake, B.C., has been a lifeline for those experiencing homelessness and the vulnerable. In the winter months, the unit is a particularly welcome site that can prevent serious injuries and even death from exposure to the cold. “I’ve  […]
Aerial view of Fort McMurray
The Salvation Army has served the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, meeting critical needs of the most vulnerable, since 1979. “You help us to help others,” says Major Stephen Hibbs. From providing food to hungry seniors to giving hope to those affected by disaster, we invite you to watch this video of The Salvation Army  […]

Putting the ‘Merry’ Back into Christmas

Posted on 10th December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jennifer receives hamper boxes with food items and toys for Christmas
As the coronavirus crisis continues to impact lives, there is a lot of uncertainty and its hard not to wonder what will happen next. With the Christmas season just around the corner, more and more individuals and families are facing new financial challenges and scary realities. “I’m a single parent of a two and six-year-old,”  […]

Single Mom Pays it Forward After Getting Back on Her Feet

Posted on 8th December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jodi loads her car up with groceries to deliver to people who can't get to a food bank
Each Christmas and throughout the year, Jodi gives back to The Salvation Army. Grateful for the help she received when challenges came, she is paying it forward to help others who may find themselves in a similar predicament. “The food support was an amazing help,” says Jodi. “I received a food box as well as  […]

Salvation Army Feeding Program Closes the Hunger Gap

Posted on 15th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army emergency disaster services delivers boxes of produce to low-income families
For many low-income children, attending school is not only an opportunity to learn, but a chance to have access to adequate and nutritious food. But when schools and feeding programs closed due to COVID-19, already vulnerable children were at risk of being hungry. “The Ontario School Nutrition Program approached The Salvation Army to help with  […]
Prashant. International student from Nepal.
In August 2019, 25-year-old Prashant came to Canada from Nepal to further his studies. But when COVID-19 changed the world, he lost his part-time job and relied on The Salvation Army to help get him through. “As an international student, I had a lot of pressure budgeting for education, rent and food,” says Prashant. “I  […]

Overcoming Homelessness and Improving Mental Health

Posted on 29th September 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eric stands in front of brick wall
Eric grew up in Alberta B.C., enduring an unfortunate childhood—his family being a victim of his father’s repeated beatings. By the age of four, Eric had suffered multiple concussions and injuries at the hands of his father. Following his parent’s divorce, his mother provided the best possible life with the limited resources available to her.  […]
cans of food sit by Salvation Army truck. Donor and Community and family services director stand alongside
When COVID-19 hit Canada, day by day, things changed, and lives were put on hold. Due to restrictions that were put in place to keep everyone safe, Lisa was unable to celebrate her 25th birthday with the party she had longed for. But she still found a way to make it memorable. “Growing up, I  […]
COVID-19 changed how The Salvation Army’s Lawson Ministries in Hamilton supports individuals with developmental disabilities who live in their own apartments. To ensure vulnerable, at-risk people stay safe, nutritious meals are cooked in an industrial kitchen, packed and delivered to their homes. “COVID-19 hit us quick,” says Deanna Finch-Smith, executive director. “We wanted to reduce  […]