Ontario Central East Division

Barrie launches Kettle Campaign during 5th Annual HOPE in the City Breakfast


By a show of hands, it became obvious that many of the 240 guests that attended the Army’s 5TH annual Hope in the City Breakfast in Barrie (November 12) have made this event an annual Christmas tradition of their own. They are marking the start of Christmas by helping The Salvation Army kick-off its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, while enjoying festive music by My Favourite Strings jazz trio, and sipping piping hot apple cider. Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Robertson (Area Director, Public Relations and Development) used his humour and passion


The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle


The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles – In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the

Food Bank Reduces Thanksgiving Stress


Barbara, 33, doesn’t want to be a statistic. However, she is one of 850,000 Canadians assisted by food banks each month. This Thanksgiving, when we consider our many privileges and opportunities, let’s take a minute to think about the hundreds of thousands of Canadian families who struggle to put food on the table. “Sometimes my kids say ‘my tummy hurts’”, says Barbara. “Knowing they are hungry, and I can’t afford to feed them, makes me cry every day.” Barbara lived in fear and endured abuse from her husband for years.