The Salvation Army Penticton

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William and Catherine Booth. William left the comfort of the pulpit and took to the streets where he could reach out to the poor and the homeless, the hungry and the desolate. Throughout these early years the main recipients of The Salvation Army were alcoholics, morphine addicts, prostitutes and others who were often looked down upon as ‘undesirables’ who were unwelcome in ‘polite society’. The Salvation Army is now the largest non-profit, faith-based organization in North America. It operates in 126 countries. Today, The Salvation Army’s services remain integral, with the motto ‘heart to God, hand to man’. Besides meeting human need without discrimination in our communities, The Salvation Army is also known for its disaster relief efforts around the world.

Our Impact Why We Exist

The mission of the Salvation Army in Penticton and throughout Canada is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and to be a transforming influence in our communities. We work within the core operational values of compassion, respect, excellence, integrity, relevance, cooperation and celebration. The Salvation Army services are provided without discrimination to persons of all race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color and creed.

Our Story What We Do

In Penticton, we provide the following services which fulfill our mission: Community Food Bank, Community Kitchen, Community Garden, Nutrition Education programs, Diabetes Education programs, Fresh From the Farm youth nutrition education program, Personal emergency assistance (clothing and household needs), Free Income Tax Services, referrals to other community services, Christmas Hamper program, Children's Holiday Camps, Compass House (our Men's and now Women's Shelter), and two Thrift Stores. Our Salvation Army Community church provides valuable outreach and support to seniors in care homes throughout Penticton.

Our Programs How We Do It

Community Food Bank: located at 2399 Main Street, Office Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm closed daily: 11:45am - 1:00 pm Food Hamper (by appointment only) Distribution: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Community Programs: Community Kitchen, Community Garden, Nutrition Education programs, Diabetes Education programs and Fresh From the Farm youth nutrition education program. 

Personal Assistance: Personal emergency assistance (clothing and household needs), Mobility Assistance (walkers, canes) Free Income Tax Services and referrals to other community services. 

Christmas Hamper Assistance: Food and gifts for marginalized individuals and families.

Children's Holiday Camp: Summer Camp at Camp Sunrise, Gibson, B.C.

Compass House (our Men's and now Women's Shelter) Open 24 Hours a Day offers personal assistance, Counselling services & Referrals for Addiction programs, employment, housing, education and other community service providers. 

Two Thrift Stores: Located at the 2399 Main Street (across from the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre) & 318 Ellis Street (across from the Greyhound Bus Depot).

Our Salvation Army Community Church provides valuable outreach and support to seniors in care homes throughout Penticton.

What You Can Do

You can contribute your TIME and TALENTS as one of our VALUABLE volunteers,  You can make your FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION by visiting our Community Church at 2469 South Main Street office any week day, You can DONATE to one of our thrift stores at 2399 South Main Street or 318 Ellis Street or DONATE to the Food Bank at 2399 South main Street any or all of the above are greatly appreciated.

Contact

Barb Stewart
Penticton Program Coordinator
250.492.4788