Salvation Army Helps to End Summer Hunger for Children

Posted on 8th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
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.  […]

Overcoming Poverty and PTSD

Posted on 19th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
John (right) receives hug from Salvation Army worker, Val (left)
John’s unstable and traumatic childhood left him struggling with PTSD. As a result, he has suffered in the key areas of his life that include socialization and employment. Through a variety of supports, The Salvation Army in Regina is helping him overcome some of the challenges related to PTSD and has restored his faith in  […]

Help Relieve Summer Hunger

Posted on 16th July 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Food bank with caption "one million Canadians will access a food bank this summer."
According to Food Banks Canada, close to one million Canadians will access a food bank this summer. Hunger hits especially hard when children are out of school. Breakfast and lunch programs aren’t available and, when the choice is to pay rent or buy groceries, many households simply go hungry. “Our donations from the community taper  […]

Free from Fear

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Michelle stands with Salvation Army worker, Ann, in front of Salvation Army church
When Michelle fled an abusive relationship, she was pregnant with her daughter and hid in a women’s safe house for six months with her toddler son. When she moved into an apartment, she couldn’t afford food and reached out to The Salvation Army for help. “I was beaten down and looking for a place to  […]

Salvation Army Helps Combat Waste and Improve Access to Fresh Food

Posted on 2nd November 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Helps Combat Waste and Improve Access to Fresh Food
Food waste in Canada is at record levels and The Salvation Army in London, Ont., is participating in a food coalition that rescues high-quality fresh food and redistributes it to people in need. “According to the London Poverty Research Centre, 26,000 people in London can’t afford to eat a sufficient, safe and nutritious diet on  […]