The Salvation Army prepared an up to date list of services available and alternatives to others.

Corps Officer, Captain Ed Dean, says that the organization's mission is to continue to help those in need, but that in order to help fight COVID-19, closures had to be announced.

  • All church and places of worship are closed across Canada until April 30;
  • All non-essential services are being scaled back until the end of April;
  • Voit See territorial youth congress postponed until spring 202;
  • All church services in long term care facilities have been cancelled until further notice;
  • Fine option and community service orders are not having face-to-face meetings;
  • Free income tax services have been postponed until April 6, 2020;
  • The Lent services with the combined ministerial have been cancelled.

He added that although the thrift stores across Canada were closed as of yesterday, the Salvation Army staff are continuing to receive donations.

Staff will continue to work at the Food Bank preparing hampers for those in need. To make an appointment for assistance, call the appointment line at 306-741-0408. Calls are returned within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

The Food Bank is still receiving grocery items and there is a serious need, especially at a time such as this. If anyone has extra food or household articles, the Salvation Army would appreciate the contribution.

The Salvation Army would like to thank the Swift Current Diamond Energy Female AAA Wildcats for the toilet paper toss they did this past December. In hindsight, it is defiantly a much-needed item today.

The Salvation Army is asking for the public’s assistance for the following items that are urgently needed:

  • Soup;
  • Soup crackers;
  • Ichiban noodles;
  • Sidekicks (rice or pasta)
  • Kraft Dinner;
  • Mixed beans;
  • Canned Tomatoes;
  • Instant oatmeal;
  • Canned ham;
  • Canned salmon, tuna or chicken;
  • Canned fruit;
  • Peanut butter;
  • Jam;
  • Fruit, pudding, apple sauce;
  • Juice boxes;
  • Pasta sauce;
  • Canned and powdered milk;
  • Baby formula;
  • Diapers and baby wipes.

For the public’s convenience, there are drop off bins at Walmart, Wholesale Club, Safeway and Co-op. Food items are picked up on a daily basis by the organization’s volunteers.

The Salvation Army would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity in this time of need for those less fortunate.