Divisional News

Gardeners Gain Food Literacy Through Harvest of Hope in Listowel

Posted on 21st September 2021, by Chris McGregor
Food literacy encompasses more than just knowing what is on your plate. It also includes an understanding of where your food comes from, growing food and food preparation. Listowel’s Salvation Army Community and Family Services takes those concepts to heart with its commitment to lessening food insecurity while growing the knowledge of food literacy. “Students,  […]

Goderich Citadel Distributes 400 Backpacks to Children and Youth  

Posted on 21st September 2021, by Chris McGregor
The Salvation Army Suncoast Citadel in Goderich held its annual backpack program to help families with school supplies for their children as they head back to the classroom. Contributions of school supplies and monetary donations supported the distribution of backpacks throughout Huron County. This year, requests increased by over 40 per cent and generous donations  […]

A Nearly 50 Year Volunteer Tradition Continues

Posted on 17th September 2021, by Chris McGregor
Heather Atkins still remembers the exact date when The Salvation Army entered her life. On January 17, 1973, she was living in Toronto with her husband and five children in a rented apartment. Another tenant fell asleep while smoking at 2 a.m. and the resulting fire burned down the shared house. The family was now  […]

High Demand for Community Garden Produce in Belleville

Posted on 8th September 2021, by Caroline Franks
Summer’s end means harvest time for not only farmers but keepers of the community garden in Belleville. The 24 raised beds at The Salvation Army Belleville Citadel yielded a bounty of fresh vegetables to help lessen food insecurity in the community. Community Development Council of Quinte (CDC-Q) runs the free Community Garden program in partnership  […]

Belleville Retirement Home Residents Receive Fresh Cut Flowers

Posted on 7th September 2021, by Caroline Franks
Residents of Maple Manor Retirement Residence in Belleville were recently treated to a bouquet of fresh cut flowers to brighten up their rooms, compliments of The Salvation Army Belleville and Dahlia May Flower Farm in nearby Trenton. Filmmakers Aaron and Angela Bell from Lot48 Film Company captured the moment the flowers were delivered in this  […]

For Those in Need of Support, Every Little Bit Counts

Posted on 3rd September 2021, by Caroline Franks
Pepito's owner Chris Probst and Fenelon Falls Corps Officer Miya Bradburn, Corps Officer
Pepito’s Convenience owner Chris Probst wanted to give back to the town of Fenelon Falls, so in May he called Salvation Army Corps Officer Jeff Robertson asking for a collection box for the store counter. Since then, Probst has been matching customer’s donations, up to $150 each month that will go towards supporting The Salvation  […]
In many locations across Canada, The Salvation Army is stuffing backpacks with school supplies to ensure that every elementary and high-school student is empowered to succeed, and struggling families have one less thing to worry about. “It’s so nice to have a new backpack and school supplies,“ says Jennifer, Grade 10. “It makes me feel  […]

Families Supported by The Salvation Army Following Wheatley Gas Explosion

Posted on 31st August 2021, by Caroline Franks
The Salvation Army is looking after residents and emergency services members in the community of Wheatley, following a gas explosion in the town last Thursday. Captain Stephen Holland of The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Ministries said many of the affected families are staying at a local hotel or with relatives as no one is being allowed  […]
Recently, Yes TV profiled The Salvation Army’s Ontario Distribution Centre in North York and the Scarborough Citadel to showcase to its viewers the logistics behind warehousing and shipping donated food and the important role of community food banks. Staff at the Ontario Distribution Centre sort, pack and ship food and personal care items to 100  […]

Gateway Linens: More Than Just a Laundry – A Path to Independence

Posted on 19th August 2021, by Caroline Franks
At a former Salvation Army church on Broadview Avenue in Toronto, participants in The Salvation Army’s Gateway Linens and Disposal Services program work amid the whirr and rumble of industrial washing machines and dryers. Gateway Linens started in 2007 when the former director of the Gateway Shelter in Toronto, Dion Oxford, overheard a conversation with  […]