National Doughnut Day

Posted on 28th May 2020, by
Salvation Army volunteers make sweet treats to boost morale of soldiers during the First Wold War
National Doughnut Day, held on the first Friday of June, celebrates  the power of a doughnut and honours The Salvation Army “Lassies” who served them to soldiers during the First World War. In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first provided by the ladies of The Salvation Army who volunteered on the front lines  […]

Salvation Army Converted Freightliner Feeds the Homeless in Victoria

Posted on 27th May 2020, by
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  […]

The Power of Partnerships

Posted on 21st May 2020, by
Lt. Derek Kerr receives PPE donation for food bank staff and volunteers
“We are living in very challenging times,” says Lieutenant Derek Kerr of the Salvations Army’s Suncoast Citadel in Goderich, Ont. “With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Canadians now more than ever need The Salvation Army. Without the support of our partners and friends we would not be able to continue reaching out to  […]
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
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 Food Bank Clients Feed the Homeless Staying in Motel

Posted on 12th May 2020, by
Salvation Army pastor in volunteer apron cuts fresh food for delivery
Before COVID-19, people experiencing homelessness had access to traditional services and resources. With the spread of the virus, many of these have closed. In Goderich, Ont., unhoused people were relocated into motel rooms and The Salvation Army is ensuring that they have the food and practical items needed to get them through these particularly challenging  […]

Sydney Drive-Up Food Bank Safely Meets Community Needs

Posted on 8th May 2020, by
Workers get ready for drive through food bank
With social distancing and safety as our top priorities, The Salvation Army is working to come up with unique ways to meet the ongoing needs of the communities we serve. In Cape Breton, Family Services Coordinator, Nicole Maclean, found a creative way to keep their community food bank operating in Sydney—a drive-up window. This solution  […]