The Salvation Army Partners with Yellowknife Co-op to Help Make a Difference

Cadet Jason Brinson receives cheque from Yellowknife Co-op

One of The Salvation Army’s greatest strengths is the consistent presence of local supporters and partners who know the unique needs of vulnerable people in their community. One in 11 Canadians live in poverty and, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Yellowknife Co-op, we will continue to meet the essential needs of families and individuals and help provide stability to those experiencing food insecurity.

The Yellowknife Co-op is a locally owned network of retail co-operative associations across Western Canada that own and operate food stores, gas stations, convenience stores, pharmacies and more. They value community involvement and service, so it is no wonder why they have supported The Salvation Army with several initiatives, such as their Stuff That Bus fundraiser and food drive, which provides pre-made hampers and cash donations.

“With help from local supporters and donors, we make a difference in our community”

”The Yellowknife Co-op has always been very supportive of The Salvation Army, particularly with food drives during Thanksgiving and Christmas,” says Cadet Jason Brinson, executive director at The Salvation Army’s Yellowknife Corps and Northwest Territories Resource Centre. ”We are grateful for their donation to support our efforts to serve those most vulnerable in our community and beyond.”

The Salvation Army Yellowknife Corps and Resource Centre provide daily free meals, an emergency shelter, an addictions recovery program, a corrections program, a food bank, and a thrift store with low-cost clothing.

”The Co-op donation will provide 160 food hampers for those facing food insecurity,” says Cadet Brinson. “With help from local supporters and donors, we make a difference in our community, and we thank God for every one of them.” ⠀

By Sharifa Campbell-Hogg