The Salvation Army helps cure hunger daily by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need. This includes homeless people of all ages, as well as individuals and families who may be down on their luck and in need of some extra assistance. In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, these programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause.
Their free programs provide housing, food, counseling, community and employment to work to treat the symptoms, and the root causes, of prolonged drug and alcohol dependence.
From physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, they provide spiritual guidance and Christmas gifts.
They organize community meals, offer joyful activities, visit the home bound and provide residential facilities for the elderly.
They provide after school programs and a safe place for children to play and often offer summer camps, character building programs and community recreation and education programs.
They offer lodging to those in need and often have group homes, emergency shelters or transitional living centers.
They also want to assist veterans with meeting their needs in various manners.