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By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.
46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.
Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.
Poverty is so often the result of - and the catalyst for - chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids and various forms of abuse. These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance - first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.
By offering access to free, fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity. In Greeley, we also offer needed hygiene items to those who come to us in need.
Many families and individuals facing poverty often must make the painful choice heating and eating - that is, they must decide whether they'll pay their bills or pay for food. Without sufficient funds, many are forced to go without a warm, nutritious meal in order to keep a roof over their head. From sit-down meals that provide nutritious food and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals that deliver much-needed sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, we ensure that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we provide breakfast and lunch to approximately 100 to 150 people at each meal.
As part of our comprehensive approach to helping families and individuals overcome poverty, we offer material items that can often derail a families, individuals, or seniors monthly budgeting. These items include bedding, towels, and other household items, all at no charge to the community.
During certain times of the year there is assistance available to meet a specific seasonally based need. Seasonal assistance can consist of help with school supplies for the beginning of the school year, Winter Coat giveaway, a community Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes, and toys for children in need at Christmas.