Food Bank Supplies Dwindle

Posted on 7th March 2013, by
The Salvation Army in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, says the shelves of the local food bank are starting to look a little bare as the stocks from Christmas dwindle. Items they are in need of include one litre juice boxes, canned fruit and canned pasta. “We are always accepting donations, people don’t necessarily have to  […]
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5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted on 11th February 2013, by
Valentine’s Day can be much more than flowers and chocolate. There are plenty of ways to give from the heart. Here are a few: 1. Volunteer: There’s no shortage of ways you can help. Volunteer at a Salvation Army food bank or soup kitchen. 2. Reach Out to Someone in Need: Deliver homemade Valentine’s cards  […]
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Salvation Army Food Bank User Gives Back

Posted on 10th February 2013, by
Thomas first encountered The Salvation Army when he was a child. As an adult, he turned to a Salvation Army food bank in Toronto to help supplement his family’s needs. Today Thomas volunteers with The Salvation Army so he can give back to the community.
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No One Chooses to Eat Garbage

Posted on 28th January 2013, by
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
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
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
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
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
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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