Local Fisherman Donate 200 lbs of Lobster to Salvation Army Food Bank

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive

It was anything but a normal day at The Salvation Army food bank in Sydney, Cape Breton when 200 lbs of live lobster were delivered to their doorstep.

The generous donation came from local fisherman Blain, Andrea and Shawn Marsh of Alders Point and were delivered by community member, Eddie Orrell. “This act of kindness will be appreciated by so many people,” says Major Corey Vincent, leader of Sydney Community Church.

Volunteer Fran Manning, along with dedicated community family services coordinator, Nicole Maclean, spent the afternoon cooking the lobsters and packaging them to be distributed to families in need. 

Throughout the pandemic, The Salvation Army continued to provide essential services, such as food banks and shelters. This led to support from organizations such as McCains Canada and Nova Scotia Power, as well as local community fundraisers.

“We ramped up when the pandemic started, and our community partners supported us every step of the way,” says Major Jamie Locke, divisional secretary for public relations and development. “We wouldn’t have been able to help hundreds of Maritimers without their support.”

But for The Salvation Army in Sydney, this generous donation is one they won’t forget anytime soon. 

“It will never be forgotten,” says Major Corey. 

Learn more about Salvation Army programs and services in your community and how you can help The Salvation Army make an impact.


By: Angela Rafuse