The Salvation Army in Canada

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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Food Collection Campaign a Giant Success

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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 energy, enthusiasm and hard work, combined with generous support of food donations from local businesses, schools and community groups, they exceeded their goal of 1,000 […]

Plenty to Give During the Holidays

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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 they require greater donations around Christmas because, on top of what is usually made available through the food bank, they give out more with their Christmas […]

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The Triple A’s of Hunger

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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 struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

So how can you help?
Awareness
• Share the latest statistics about hunger with at least ten people.
Act
• Donate food or […]

Salvation Army Sees an Increase in Families Seeking Assistance

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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 nearly 170 food programs that responded to the annual survey of Salvation Army food programs reported seeing an increase in families seeking food services […]

Food Drive Doubles Goal

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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 Army food bank.

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Special Delivery Stocks Food Bank’s Bare Shelves

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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.

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Rotary Food Bank Drive to Help Stock Shelves

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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 kind of numbers and the enthusiastic participation from the community again this year.

Ken O’Shea chairs the food drive: He believes people who need the food bank cut […]

Oceanside Food Bank Running Low on Supplies

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Shelves are bare at the Salvation Army food bank in Oceanside, Major Rolf Guenther said.

“We are running very, very low, the lowest ever,” he said.

“Demand is increasing slowly. A lot of shelves are bare.”

Recent food drives have helped, he said, but of late donations have dropped off.

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Food Bank in Dire Need of Donations

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KINGSTON – The local branch of the Salvation Army has had to temporarily close its food bank because it just couldn’t keep up with the demand.

“Last year, we were in a similar situation but not to the degree (of this year),” said Bonita McCourt, director of Community and Family Services.

“But this year, we had to resort to closing down the pantry. I don’t think we’ve ever done that in the history of our food bank.”

To help replenish its supplies, the […]