Parksville Thrift Store Renovations and Reopening!

The Salvation Army Parksville Thrift Store on Island Hwy W. will be closing for renovations on Thursday, April 25th. Keep your eye on our Facebook pages and PBQ News and your ear on 88.5fm The Beach for information about our huge clear-out sales. Then, mark your...

The Importance of Understanding Childhood Trauma

Maybe you’ve heard it as well, experts have started saying that if we want to effectively address issues like the fentanyl crisis in our communities, we need to start addressing trauma. Trauma ca be defined as life experiences that are deeply distressing or...

Capacity Boost from Food Banks Canada Grant

In addition to grants received from Food Banks BC, in 2018 our Food Bank was also the recipient of a grant from Food Banks Canada and Walmart which provided us with a new loading access walkway leading to our walk in freezer and funding for back-up drivers. These...

What do you know about what we do?

When you hear “The Salvation Army”, what comes to mind? A soup kitchen? Food Bank? Thrift Store? … a church? We often come across volunteers, neighbours and community partners who are surprised to learn about the various branches of our ministry work...

Christmas Thank You and Looking Ahead

Thanks to the prayers and support of our community and the power of the Holy Spirit, the Soup Kitchen and Food Bank were able to get through the busy month of December.The wind storm that knocked out power to so many folks in our area also affected the Food Bank, and...