Outings at The Salvation Army help Shahida (left) recharge to better care for herself and her family

Overwhelmed Mom Rediscovers Hope at The Salvation Army

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Overwhelmed and exhausted, 63-year-old Shahida has little time for herself. It’s with support from The Salvation Army that she is able to recharge and maintain a positive attitude. “At the end of the day, there is no time left for me,” says Shahida, who looks after her two sons who suffer with depression. “I love my family and wouldn’t have it any other way. I just find it hard making time for myself.” At The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Winnipeg, S.T.A.R.S (Senior’s Tuesday a.m. Recreation Spot),

Salvation Army food bank restores some sense of dignity by letting people choose what their needs are

From Charity to Dignity

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“At the food bank, the greatest thing we can give people is choice,” says Elliott Innes, Salvation Army community and family services manager in Fort Erie, Ont. “That’s why we don’t make pre-made hampers. We let people choose what their

Salvation Army Food Bank Impacts Community

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At The Salvation Army’s Cedarbrae food bank, clients select the food they want, similar to shopping at a grocery store. This encourages self-esteem and reduces the stress and humiliation of asking for food.