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New Salvation Army Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger

03
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When The Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin, Alta.., learned that some elementary school students didn’t have enough food to get through the weekend, they developed a program that not only improves academic performance but gives struggling families one less thing to worry about.

“It surprised me to learn how many kids go to school hungry,” says Lieut. Dae-Gun Kim of The Salvation Army. “Children can’t prepare for their future when they are hungry for food.”

A report by Public Interest Alberta shows that […]

participants at community kitchen sit down around a table to enjoy a meal

How a Community Kitchen is Helping Newcomers

03
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Immigration and anxiety go hand in hand. Adapting to an unfamiliar culture, making healthy food choices and finding ways to feel ‘at home’ are some of the many challenges facing newcomers.

In Kelowna, B.C., The Salvation Army has partnered with Kelowna Community Resources to provide a six-week, hands-on cooking class where participants learn valuable information and, for a few hours, escape the stress of resettlement.  

“I love cooking and eating,” says Akemi, who attends the program. “I come to improve my […]

Jane Redding (left) John Redding (right)

Daughter Honours Father’s Memory by Donating to The Salvation Army

03
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When it came to making a will, Jane Redding had no doubt she would include The Salvation Army. “My father was a recipient of The Salvation Army’s charity a long time ago,” says Jane. “I know of no cause more deserving.”

In 1930, 16-year-old John Redding left his home in Yarmouth, N.S., for Halifax. He told his widowed mother he would get a job. Not long after arriving in that city his money ran out. He was alone, hungry and homeless. […]

two female participants at cooking camp slice vegetables for a salad

March Break Cooking Camp Benefits Kids in Many Ways

03
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It’s March break and, for the third year in a row, The Salvation Army in Goderich has turned their kitchen into a classroom for children.

“All I did was burn the eggs and now I’m at cooking camp,” says Mason, with a grin. “Mom thinks I need lessons.”

The March break camp, a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Huron County Health Unit, provides children (ages nine to 14) with a hands-on cooking experience that teaches new skills, builds confidence and […]