The Salvation Army Pantry34 Program
The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is to ensure that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day, distributed at the teacher’s discretion, as part of their normal school routine.
The program runs from September-June each year and currently serves 20 schools in Abbotsford’s School District 34. Food and beverage items are assembled and delivered twice a month to the schools. Each school has an average of 10-25 students who regularly use the program.
We exist to be a transforming influence in the lives of people and in the communities of our world. We believe that we must look after our children and ensure as much as we are able, that their needs are met. By providing the basic essentials of living for these families we are not only are providing nutrition but in many cases are relieving families of the stress and guilt of not being able to provide for their kids. Ultimately we believe we are equipping children with better health, better state of mind and a greater capacity to earn a living above the poverty line.