The Salvation Army in Smiths Falls is bringing hope to individuals and families in need during this difficult time with some new and creative ideas to provide both basic necessities and emotional and spiritual care.
The food bank remains open but staff are asking that individuals make an appointment in order to comply with the need for physical distancing at this time.
“Walmart is generously supporting our food bank,” said Major Laurie Reilly at The Salvation Army Smith Falls Church. “Once a week we go and do a pick-up of from them.”
Bagged lunches will be provided on Fridays with a sandwich and snacks. Other churches in the community will be offering a lunch on the other days of the week.
“We have an amazing team of volunteers with their food safe training who will be working in the kitchen to make the lunch,” said Major Laurie. “We are expecting about 50 people on Fridays.”
Majors Laurie and Gerald Reilly are also reaching out to members of their congregation through phone calls to check on their well-being.
Sunday worship services are being recorded and posted on the Salvation Army Mississippi- Rideau Lakes Facebook page and we are hosting Bible studies using video conferencing.
Small care packages are also being mailed to children in the congregation that include a Bible story, a craft and a personalized note of encouragement.
If you would like to support the work of The Salvation Army please visit http://www.salvationarmy.ca or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. To reach The Salvation Army in Smiths Falls please call 613-283-3563. In Perth call 614-267-6260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org