Feeding Program Serves up Hope and Dignity

Posted on 9th April 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
1 in 10 Canadians live in poverty
For over a decade, The Salvation Army in downtown Halifax has provided free meals on Monday evenings to people with low incomes or who are experiencing homelessness. “Social assistance isn’t enough for me to live and feed myself,” says Neil, 64, who has been coming to the program for two years. “The Salvation Army helps  […]

Hunger Relief for Low-Income Family

Posted on 9th March 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Nicole visits The Salvation Army food bank that reduces her pressures of daily life
Imagine pawning your deceased mother’s wedding ring to pay bills, taking out loans to feed your children, or contemplating putting a lock on the refrigerator to make groceries last as long as possible. “That’s what being poor is,” says Nicole, mother of eight. “And it doesn’t feel good.” Nicole is one of 850,000 Canadians assisted  […]

Sandwiches That Save

Posted on 12th January 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army provides encouragement and support tp people who call a hotel room home
He peers into the crack of an open motel room door. It’s approaching four o’clock in the afternoon and a man, lying on a sofa in the far corner of a space no larger than a small bedroom, is shirtless, his arm limp and stretched across the side of his face. “Hello,” calls out John  […]

New Cookbook Benefits Food Bank Clients

Posted on 6th November 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Food bank
In direct response to clients’ feedback about what their needs were, The Salvation Army’s food bank in Penticton, B.C. has produced a series of five cookbooks. “The cookbooks are aimed at providing people with a variety of simple recipes for goods commonly received at food banks,” says Barb Stewart, food bank coordinator. The project has  […]

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  […]