Community Kitchen Helps Put Hope on the Table

Posted on 27th October 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community Kitchen Helps Put Hope on the Table
Darlene, 41, never expected she’d have to rely on the kindness of others for food or be forced to give up healthy choices. When her life became increasingly difficult, she called The Salvation Army for assistance. Today she is stronger, smarter and more resilient than ever. “It’s been a painful and scary couple of years,”  […]

From Charity to Dignity

Posted on 16th October 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army food bank restores some sense of dignity by letting people choose what their needs are
“At the food bank, the greatest thing we can give people is choice,” says Elliott Innes, Salvation Army community and family services manager in Fort Erie, Ont. “That’s why we don’t make pre-made hampers. We let people choose what their needs are.” One in five Canadians skip meals to make ends meet and food banks  […]

Salvation Army in the News

Posted on 3rd October 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
In Canada, The Salvation Army is present in 400 communities. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army during the week of September 29. Regina, Sask. As Saskatchewan’s population grows and the holiday season approaches, the city’s charitable groups such as The Salvation Army are working to combat growing poverty rates. Read  […]

How You Can Help Hungry Families This Thanksgiving

Posted on 2nd October 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Help fill Salvation Army food banks. No one wants to know how hunger feels.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as many Canadians prepare for their traditional holiday feast, we are reminded that there is someone on almost every corner of this vast country who simply can’t afford to have a big turkey dinner. One in eight Canadian families struggle to put food on the table and, each  […]
Target team members help with activities at Salvation Army after-school reading program
As part of its commitment to help alleviate hunger and end poverty across Canada, Target has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide healthy meal options to children across the country. “Target Canada is a critical partner in ensuring that youth in our country have access to sufficient and nutritious food,” says Major Les Marshall,  […]

The State of Poverty in Canada: Five Staggering Statistics

Posted on 24th September 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Children are the innocent victims of poverty
In Canada, people of all ages face tough realities. One in seven children goes to school hungry. About 850,000 people utilize food banks each month. At least 30 thousand Canadians are homeless on any given night. More than one in 10 children are among the homeless population. One in five Canadians is worried about being  […]

Salvation Army School Lunch Programs Feed Minds and Change Lives

Posted on 4th September 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army school lunch programs combat hunger and change lives
It’s back-to-school time and, as many parents pack school lunches and snacks, we need to bear in mind that one in seven children go to school hungry. This lack of food robs them of dignity and negatively affects their ability to learn. The Salvation Army recognizes this issue and has established programs to help feed  […]

Five Actions That Can Have a Lasting Impact on Hunger

Posted on 29th August 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Demand increases at Salvation Army food banks
Each month 850,000 Canadians access food banks and the numbers continue to increase. Hunger in Canada is a serious issue, but there are things we can do about it. 1.      Change what you know about hunger. You could start by clicking here. http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/Learn-About-Hunger/About-Hunger-in-Canada.aspx 2.      Meet your local food bank director and get to know how  […]

Feeding Hungry Minds

Posted on 25th August 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army St. John's school lunch program provides multi-layered benefits to hungry students
Did you know that more than one third of those helped at food banks are children and youth? These are kids who go to school on empty stomachs, whose hunger robs them of dignity and whose inadequate food supply affects their ability to learn. In Canada, one in seven children lives in poverty. The Salvation  […]

Salvation Army Aims to Improve Nutrition

Posted on 18th August 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army programs other than food banks help communities adopt a healthier lifestyle. Photo: Purestock / Thinkstock. Use of photo is granted to The Salvation Army (the Licensee) through a subscription agreement. Downloading of licensed image is restricted other than for personal use, and prohibited from republication, retransmission or reproduction. Go to thinkstockphotos.com for full license information.
Proper nutrition is vital to human life, but some people are unable to meet this need because of financial obstacles—even in developed nations like Canada. According to the 2013 Food Banks Canada HungerCount report, 43 percent of single-person households, 25 percent of single-parent family households, and 22 percent of two-parent family households rely on food  […]