No One Chooses to Eat Garbage

Posted on 28th January 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Imagine being so hungry that you are willing to eat someone else’s garbage? Yes, it’s dangerous, and most of us would cringe at the thought, but there are people in cities everywhere who are forced to eat food from trashcans because they are starving and desperate. In December 2012 The Salvation Army and Grey Canada,  […]

Feeding the Hungry Starts with One Can

Posted on 14th January 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Imagine using one can of food as a catalyst for change? Canstruction, Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization that holds annual design-and-build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food. In cities across the country, structures are built, winners declared, and creations go on view to the general public as  […]
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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Food Collection Campaign a Giant Success

Posted on 7th January 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The results are in. Salvation Army Thrift stores from coast to coast collected 1,223 shopping carts full of food in their 2012 Open Your Hearts & Your Cupboard food collection campaign! Thrift Stores began collecting donations of non-persishable food items on October 8 to support local Salvation Army Food Banks. After 12 weeks of unwavering  […]

Plenty to Give During the Holidays

Posted on 7th November 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Christmas season is around the corner and the Salvation Army has many ways for everyone to give something back to the community again this year. Lieutenant Brian Bobolo of the Estevan Salvation Army noted the local food bank is well stocked at the moment thanks to recent food drives in the city. Bobolo noted  […]
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The Triple A’s of Hunger

Posted on 15th October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Many people do not realize the extent of hunger’s reach in this country. Each month, close to 900,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks, and 93,000 of them are accessing them for the first time. World Food Day, October 16, exists to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen unity in the  […]
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Salvation Army Sees Increase in Families Needing Assistance

Posted on 9th October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The latest report from The Salvation Army, “Feeding Canada’s Families: A Report on Salvation Army Food Services,” revealed that more and more families are turning to Salvation Army food programs and centres for assistance. For the past four years, around the Thanksgiving holiday, The Salvation Army has conducted a survey to evaluate its food programs.  […]
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Salvation Army Sees an Increase in Families Seeking Assistance

Posted on 3rd October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Fourth Annual Survey Finds Demand for Food Services Continuing to Rise Toronto, ON October 3, 2012 – The latest report from The Salvation Army, “Feeding Canada’s Families: A Report on Salvation Army Food Services,” revealed that more and more families are turning to Salvation Army food programs and centres for assistance. Approximately three-quarters of the  […]
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Food Drive Doubles Goal

Posted on 2nd October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Vernon – A week-long food drive that saw a store manager camped out on the roof, has collected more than 30,000 lbs of food. Save On Foods manager Jim Tennant climbed down from his rooftop post Monday morning after the store more than doubled its goal of raising 12,800 lbs of food for the Salvation  […]
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Special Delivery Stocks Food Bank’s Bare Shelves

Posted on 1st October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Summerside – Postal employees fanned out across the city Saturday morning to collect donations for the 18th annual Postal Food Drive. “Instead of delivering mail, (the letter carriers) are picking up groceries,” explained Marj Montgomery, The Salvation Army’s community and family services coordinator for Prince County. Read more
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Rotary Food Bank Drive to Help Stock Shelves

Posted on 11th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Grande Prairie – Last year, volunteers in the annual Rotary Food-Bank Drive brought in 140,000 food items to replenish the Salvation Army Food Bank. The September 18th drive gets started at 5 o’clock with teams meeting at the D-Coy Armories — that’s where maps and other supplies are doled out. Organizers hope they see those  […]
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