Since 1931 the Army has worked tirelessly to assist thousands of individuals and families with  meals and grocery items through its feeding centers in Nassau and Grand Bahama. 

More than 300 hot meals are prepared and served each week, and each week 200 parcels of grocery items are given to needy families.  Both  centers  are supported by businesses and the general public, who provide financial or in-kind donations to help the Army ensure that no one in need goes without a nutritious meal.

Feeding Centers on Mackey  Street and Grants Town in Nassau,  and on West Atlantic Drive  in Freeport, provide more than 40,000 meals and 7,500 food parcels every year to needy individuals and families.  

Family Services also provides clothing and assistance in meeting  basic home, educational and medical needs. Individual and families also receive counseling, referral services, and encouragement and support to help them through life’s challenges.

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“While women weep,
as they do now, I'll fight;
while children go hungry, as they do now I'll fight;
while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight;
while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight,
I'll fight to the very end!”

William Booth,
Founder of The Salvation Army, in his final public address in 1912.

Increasingly The Salvation Army is called upon to provide temporary relief for displaced, battered or abused women.  The Women’s Shelter is a government-assisted dorm facility which provides  for up to 30 women (alone or with small children) per night.   Assistance is provided on a temporary basis, and the Army works with the Department of Social Services and other agencies to find permanent solutions.

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Donated, usable items are sold in the Army’s family thrift stores at very minimal costs.  All of the net profits go to help finance  other social and welfare programs which the Army operates.   Needy individuals and families have priority  access a variety of donated items at no cost, through the Army’s welfare office on Mackey Street, Nassau, and West Atlantic Drive, Freeport.

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Comm unity computer labs at Grants Town, Mackey Street and in Freeport provide a variety of computer based training and tutorials for children, youths and adults.  Plans are in place to upgrade these labs to help address the worrying literacy levels of some of our nat ion's children and youth.

Additionally, all of the Army’s corps provide a multitude of character building opportunities including music, recreation, sports as well as moral, spiritual  and educational programs.

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During times of disaster The Salvation Army works closely with NEMA, the Department of Social Services and other churches, agencies and NGOs to provide relief supplies and rehabilitation materials to those affected.  The Army provides an abundance of counsel and hope, too.  The Army in The Bahamas also networks with its Caribbean and international offices to source and supply the goods, materials and humanpower needed in the event major hurricanes and other catastrophes occur.

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