British Columbia Division


School snacking.


The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is ensuring that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day, distributed at the teacher’s discretion, as part of their normal school routine.

The program runs from September – June each year and currently serves 17 schools in Abbotsford’s School District 34. Salvation Army volunteers assemble food and beverages into large re-useable bins in the Meal Centre, and a driver delivers the [...]


Dynamic duo at Belkin House.


“I first met Richard Louis and Albert Schoemaker 5 years ago when I joined Belkin House as the Food Services Manager and little did I know how special, devoted , and committed this “dynamic duo” was … For the longest time, there were many rumors on how long they have served at Belkin House.  Some, including Richard and Albert, say 4 years, others say 14 years!

The fact is that Richard volunteers 3 days every week and Albert volunteers 5 days every week. [...]


Healthy Eating 101.


Every March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being.

Eating healthy lowers disease risks, increases productivity and learning development, and benefits psychological health and family life.

In BC, The Salvation Army offers programs and services that aim to help people with limited income to eat right, which is important for their overall health and wellness, by providing balanced meals and nutritious food.

The Salvation Army’s Belkin House, [...]


#thedress releases powerful domestic violence ad.


Black and blue or gold and white?

The Salvation Army South Africa has taken the Internet phenomenon of guessing the colour of a dress to ask a serious question about domestic violence: “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?”

The Salvation Army hopes its advertisement will encourage those experiencing violence and those witnessing it to speak out as this is not about The Salvation Army, it’s about the social issue.

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