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Golf Tournament to Support Chilliwack Food Bank


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, this Texas-scramble style tournament isn’t going to be your typical golfing affair.

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Food Bank May Feel Effects Of Rising Prices


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 any increase in the price of food means less money in their pockets.

Robertson notes folks will either have to eliminate something else from […]

Kenora Residents Help Salvation Army


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 pleased, there’s boxes and boxes of non-perishable items,” he said.

The shelves at the Salvation Army were bare, prompting them to take action. They had a van […]

Girl sells lemonade for Hamilton food bank


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 the Salvation Army food bank.

Hamilton’s largest food bank put out a call earlier this month, saying it had a critical shortage of food. Grace heard it.

She saw […]

Christmas Comes Early to Salvation Army


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 tend to forget that local food banks and charities are still in need of donations.

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Superstore Food Challenge Supports Salvation Army Food Bank


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.

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Innovative Fundraising


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 the movie The Devil Wears Prada with a poster inside signed by Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt; a purse made from ostrich leather that belonged to Annette […]

Food Bank Shelves Emptying Quickly


Major Len Millar of the Estevan Salvation Army usually looks at life as being a glass half-full, not half-empty. But when the glass is 80 per cent empty, he’s not enjoying the odds.

That’s the situation with the Salvation Army operated food bank right now. It’s at 20 per cent of where it needs to be and that gives the affable Millar a touch of angst.

From January through April, the local food bank provided direct food hampers for about 100 […]


Food Bank Usage on the Rise


Many people do not realize the extent of hunger’s reach in this country.

Consider these figures:
• 900,000 – the number of Canadians assisted by food banks each month
• 93,000 – the number of first-time users each month
• 38 – the percentage of children and youth who rely on food banks
• 800 – the growing number of food banks across the country as of March 2012
• 20 – the percentage of households helped that are living on old age or disability pensions
• 23 – the percentage of two-parent […]