Oceanside Food Bank Running Low on Supplies

Posted on 30th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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. Read more
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Food Bank in Dire Need of Donations

Posted on 16th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]
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Golf Tournament to Support Chilliwack Food Bank

Posted on 14th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Chilliwack Salvation Army have joined forces for a fundraising golf tournament filled with fun, prizes, and surprises. The inaugural tournament, being held on Sept. 27, is a fundraiser for the Salvation Army to purchase a much-needed transport truck for its food bank program. With a few twists added to the mix,  […]
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Food Bank May Feel Effects Of Rising Prices

Posted on 9th August 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Experts are predicting a sharp rise in food prices as drought conditions continue throughout much of the United States and parts of eastern Canada. Lt. Peter Robertson from the Salvation Army in Portage, la Prairie, says people who are already accessing the food bank are having enough trouble making ends meet as it is, so  […]

Kenora Residents Help Salvation Army

Posted on 26th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army received help from Kenora residents today (July 25), as they worked to get donations for their food bank. Special Events coordinator, Mark Duggan says that the community really helped the organization. “Kenora’s come out again. The theme was fill that van, and the van is now full. The Salvation Army is very  […]
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Girl sells lemonade for Hamilton food bank

Posted on 16th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
It’s a few minutes before the start of a Hamilton Tiger Cats game, and Grace DelFine is doing brisk business. The seven-year-old is running a lemonade stand at her uncle Dave’s house across from Ivor Wynne Stadium. She’s already earned about $60. But the money isn’t going in her pocket. Grace’s lemonade stand is benefiting  […]
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Christmas Comes Early to Salvation Army

Posted on 11th July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Nanaimo – Christmas is coming early to the Salvation Army thanks to the efforts of the Lifehouse Chiropractic Studio. During the months leading up to, and through December, donations for organizations helping the hungry are needed and it is usually the time when people give the most. But come July and its warm weather, people  […]
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Superstore Food Challenge Supports Salvation Army Food Bank

Posted on 3rd July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Vernon, B.C. – The Village Green Centre has partnered with the Salvation Army Food Bank, four local grocery stores and participating retailers in Fare Fight for Food to compete against 17 other Bentall Kennedy-managed shopping centres across Canada for a $10,000 grant to be given to the food bank. Read more
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Innovative Fundraising

Posted on 25th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Unique fundraisers generate interest and income from people who might not otherwise give to an organization. The following are snapshots of some creative fundraising aimed at supporting The Salvation Army and its local communities: • Saint John, N.B. – More than 25 purses from well-known women were auctioned off. These included an original purse from  […]
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When the Cupboards are Bare

Posted on 25th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
This can’t be happening to me, thought Patricia. With her sudden loss of employment, the Davis household income took a drastic hit. They were in a crippling situation. Imagine a family of four living on $5 a month after paying rent and basic bills? This is where Patricia Davis and her loved ones found themselves  […]
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