Salvation Army Sees an Increase in Families Seeking Assistance

Posted on 3rd October 2012, by
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
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
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
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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Oceanside Food Bank Running Low on Supplies

Posted on 30th August 2012, by
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
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
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
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
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
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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