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New Program Offsets Student Food Insecurity in Grande Prairie

Posted on 5th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Captain Peter Kim stands beside Salvation Army banner holding grant from Alberta Government
The Salvation Army has started a new student feeding program with a $300,000 grant from the Alberta government, through the Ministry of Education in Grande Prairie, Alta. More than 200 students have been identified and registered to date by the four school boards operating in the city, and those families will receive a $100 grocery  […]

Kitchener Mobile Meal Service Provides Community to Those in Need

Posted on 4th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army mobile feeding unit feeds the hungry and homeless
A pandemic such as COVID-19, plus the challenges of poverty, equals disaster but has shown us the extraordinary value of partnerships, community and coming together. The Salvation Army in Kitchener, Ont., delivered food and practical items to their community, working with a local support group to ensure that those affected by the outbreak get the  […]

Salvation Army in Moose Jaw Fills in the Gap to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 1st June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Moose Jaw fills in the feeding gap
When the local men’s emergency shelter reduced their feeding program to protect volunteers and residents from the coronavirus, The Salvation Army in Moose Jaw, Sask., stepped in to ensure that vulnerable people remain fed and healthy. “To keep everyone safe, volunteers and other non-essential workers weren’t allowed in the shelter,” says Sonya Bowles, family services  […]

Salvation Army Converted Freightliner Feeds the Homeless in Victoria

Posted on 27th May 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army chef feeds the homeless in Victoria
It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 people in Victoria experiencing homelessness, and The Salvation Army is ensuring they are fed and hydrated. “People without homes sleep in parks, beside trees and in forest clearings,” says Major Sheldon Feener, executive director of The Salvation Army’s Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria. “Our newest  […]
Salvation Army St. John emergency disaster services vehicle feeds local shelter residents
The Salvation Army in Saint John, New Brunswick, has partnered with Outflow, Saint John’s Men’s Homeless Shelter, to provide meals for residents. “Using the Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle, we feed between 75 and 100 people each night,” says Major Tracy Goyak, community pastor. From Sunday through Thursday evenings, shelter residents line up six feet  […]

Salvation Army Serves Soup, Compassion and Hope, in Thunder Bay

Posted on 14th May 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army soup van driver standing beside the van with a box full of sandwiches.
After weeks in quarantine, those facing financial insecurity may struggle with expenses such as rent and utilities, often not having enough funds left to provide food for the entire month. The Salvation Army’s soup van in Thunder Bay, Ont., is the city’s only mobile feeding program and has been running for decades. During these challenging  […]

Former Addict Gives Back to Help Hungry People During COVID-19

Posted on 30th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Twelve years ago, Jay Barnard checked into The Salvation Army’s addiction recovery program at the Booth Centre in Ottawa. His alcohol and drug  abuse were out of control. Today, as a Red Seal chef with his own successful fresh water, inland fishing business, he is giving back to the organization who helped him reclaim sober  […]

Salvation Army in Fredericton Delivers Food to Doorsteps

Posted on 16th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army volunteer stands in front of van full of food
Last year, The Salvation Army in Fredericton launched Operation Senior Food Box Delivery, a program to bring groceries to seniors and help combat their loneliness with a visit. Little did they know their services would have to quickly expand to help those impacted by COVID-19. “We’re delivering food to anyone who needs it right now,”  […]
Major Gordon Taylor (left) poses with IKEA Winnipeg employees after all trucks were loaded and enroute to The Salvation Army Winnipeg Centre of Hope. Note they are following social distancing guidelines.
As an organization that has people at the core of its mission, The Salvation Army has taken unprecedented measures during COVID-19 to ensure that those who rely on them for help, stay healthy and safe. Abiding by social distancing guidelines, our shelter spaces at The Salvation Army Winnipeg Centre of Hope had to be expanded.  […]

After Schools Close, Salvation Army Continues to Feed Hungry Children

Posted on 14th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteers make sandwiches for hungry children
In 2012, when The Salvation Army in Regina learned that there were children attending school without nutritious lunches, they stepped up to help feed as many vulnerable families as possible. When schools closed, The Salvation Army acted quickly to ensure that no child is hungry. “During the school season, we provide lunch every day to  […]