Salvation Army in Saint John Serving 500 Meals to Shelter Residents Each Week

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive

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 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 apart in the parking lot, and are handed a meal through the truck window. 

“All meals are served with a smile and a friendly greeting,” explains Major Tracy. “Local businesses have donated food and coffee items, and many community members who stop by the truck make a monetary donation or donate personal care items to help us.”

They are also distributing meals to anyone outside the shelter who comes up to the vehicle and asks for support. Currently, they are serving up to 500 meals each week. 

“It’s two organizations coming together to meet community needs,” says Captain Jamie Locke, divisional secretary for public relations and development. “During a time of social distancing, we can still work closely together.”

The Salvation Army continues to provide essential services across Canada throughout the COVID-19 crisis. To donate, visit or call 1-902-455-1201


By: Angela Rafuse