The Salvation Army

Connection to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When you give, your contribution can be credited to The Salvation Army account. The Salvation Army determines how those funds, and any Government of Canada matching funds, will be used.

The Salvation Army receives requests for food from its overseas partners. Each request is reviewed to ensure the food and support provided will improve the lives of the people receiving the assistance – in both the short and long terms.

Once planning is complete (including details to ensure safe and reliable delivery), Canadian Foodgrains Bank arranges the purchase and shipping of the food. The Salvation Army often works together with other Foodgrains Bank church members on shipments.

The Salvation Army has been a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 1996.


Founder William Booth, a former Methodist minister, started The Christian Mission in the East End of London, England, in 1865. It was renamed The Salvation Army in 1878, and commenced work in Canada in 1882.

From the beginning, The Salvation Army in Canada adopted Booth’s philosophy that there is little point preaching salvation to hungry people, and the concept of soup, soap and salvation took hold. From such small beginnings The Salvation Army’s ministry has grown into a comprehensive program, possibly the largest in North America, that includes social services, institutional care as well as overseas relief. The Salvation Army now operates as a Christian church in over 100 countries, and delivers aid and relief beyond those locations in partnership with other agencies.

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