Clients new to our food pantry come for intake any Thursday morning between 9:30 -11:00 am. Please call for a list of information needed for intake. Families/individuals are assigned one day a month for food pantry services (Seniors on Tuesday mornings, others on Wednesday afternoons).
Assistance with utility bills, rent, and other financial support is offered (depending on funding at the time of request and funder’s eligibility requirements are met). Family and individual counselling through The Salvation Army’s partnership with Meier Counselling Clinics, based on a sliding fee schedule. Job readiness/job posting services / Networking and referrals to other community resources.
Pathway of Hope
The Pathway of Hope is an approach to providing targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and enable a path out of intergenerational poverty. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on clients needs through a strength-based lens. The Army will continue to serve all those that come to use in need, but the Pathway of Hope will allows us to double our impact with existing resources by: providing targeted services to families with a desire to take action, changing life trajectories and increasing hope, bringing all the Army’s internal resources to bear, aligned to the goals of clients, catalyzing community collaboration in service of shared clients.
Provides socialization with and for seniors once a month. Seniors provide their own sandwich/lunch. For $2, we offer beverage, dessert and entertainment.
Advisory council provides valuable assistance and advice. Local community leaders volunteer their efforts to help the Army in maintaining food business and professional relations. Local advisory council review annual budgets, help coordinate programs with other agencies, and provide advise for local activities and fundraising campaigns.
Volunteers from all walks of life strongly support The Salvation Army in almost all of its activities. The Salvation Army owes its strength of service to the diversification of programs. Most of these programs are designed to involve community volunteers effectively to meet community needs.
Angel Tree Program
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program provides new clothing and/or toys for children. A sponsoring company or corporation places a Christmas tree in a secure, high-pedestrian traffic or lobby. The tree is decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child who will receive the gift. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags. The toys are then delivered to The Salvation Army and later picked up by the parent to distribution to the child/children on Christmas day.
For more information on or to sign up for any of these programs please contact:
- Pamela Church-Pryor (Community Ministries Director)
- (708) 456-0226