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...

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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...

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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 in...

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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...

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2018 Christmas Appeal Comes In Short

We are extremely thankful for all those who have given over the last 12 months to support our work either financially or through giving of their time and talents. We could not do all that we do in the Oceanside area without the generous support of each and...

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Farmers Needed for Produce Scraps

Farmers Needed for Produce Scraps

We like to ensure that every resource entrusted to us is put to good use. We generate a fair amount of compostable materials from our food bank and soup kitchen as we prepare meals and discard food items which are no longer ideal for consumption. We...

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Oceanside Community Christmas Resources

The Career centre has published a local brochure of Community Christmas Resources. These are available at all of our ministry unit locations and are summarized here:Food options for those in need in our community:Salvation Army Food Bank Holiday Shopping:...

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Pre-Christmas Half Price Warehouse Sale

Pre-Christmas Half Price Warehouse Sale

In celebration of the Christmas season we are adding a second 50% off weekend to December. Come by the furniture warehouse on December 14 & 15th for 50% off most items in store (new items excluded from the sale). Our thrift stores will also be adding...

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Community Partners – Manna

Outreach society changing what it does in Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Manna adjusts focus away from homeless camping at Jensen Avenue, toward mobile health support. Manna Homeless Society is changing the kind of support it gives, in hopes of focusing...

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