Our community is not immune to what is happening in the world around us. We cannot shield ourselves from what is happening everywhere in the world.
First Covid 19, then Covid 19 again. Supply chain disruption and now the war in Ukraine. All of this creating inflation reates that we have not seen since the 1980's amd 1990's. Some would ask, "What does that mean to us?"
Let us tell you that the Salvation Army Penticton is seeing a much higher demand at our Food Bank for monthly hampers and dialy Grab & Go's. We are easily experiencing a 30-35% increase in demand. You see the cost of good are going up which is driving grocery prices higher and higher.
People on fixed incomes have no choice but to pay the higher prices for rents and services leaving leass money for food. They are turning to us. We are blessed that we have been able to help everyone so far, but we cannot keep up with this increased demand for long. We need your help.
Food donations sucn as peanut butter, single-serve foods, cereals, crackers, oatmeal, ichiban, cookies, toiletries, pasta, Kraft Dinner, Stove Top , tea, Jell-O, any gluten free items..but we are not picky. Anything will help.
If you were to choose a financial donation, we can work with our local stores to try to stretch your donation. They have been very cooperative and have tried to help even though hey are also dealing with supply issues.
You can send your donation to: 2469 South Main Street, Penticton BC, V2A 5J1 or drop in to donate, on the phone or to this link https://donate.salvationarmy.ca/page/62740/donate/1 on our website.
We have been blessed to be serving in this community for more than 100 years. Help us to continue helping everyone we can. The person we may be helping could be your neighbour.
Please help us in "Giving Hope Today".
Safeway Penticton - $12,534.84
Long-Haggerty - $2,367.25
Fountain Tire - $1040
Your generous donation will help make a difference in our community.
On behalf of The Salvation Army Penticton, we want to say thank you for believing in what we are doing for our community through your kind donation. Together we are making a huge difference in the lives of those that are in need of our services.
During this time of great need, we are serving more families as they are being released from work due to the Coronavirus Disease (Covid–19). We need to keep our community safe and we the Salvation Army are taking every caution guided by the Health Department so we can continue to serve our community with great compassion. Your donation allows us to meet basic human needs. As we meet hundreds of people every day, we anticipate those numbers to rise. With your donation, we can say “yes, we are here for you”.
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