The Salvation Army’s global Mission Statement is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
We share the same convictions of The Salvation Army's founding father, William Booth:“While women weep as they do now, I’ll fight; while little 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 on the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight – I’ll fight to the very end.”
Our Goderich and Clinton Community and Family Services operates a food bank that clients can access monthly, as well as a "Help Yourself" shelf that can be accessed as needed. We gratefully accept bread donated by Zehrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meat and baby items are available, as well as milk vouchers for pregnant or nursing mothers, and for families with young children.
Through Community and Family Services individuals can also receive assistance with clothing and household items, referrals, limited dental, transportation and prescription assistance, filing income tax and assistance applying for the Ontario Energy Support Program. Camping opportunities at The Salvation Army's Jackson's Point camp and Camp Newport are also available in the summer.
The Salvation Army Family Services is part of the Back Pack program in Huron County and also operates Emergency Disaster Services for Suncoast Citadel.
Communities Serviced: Auburn, Bayfield, Benmiller, the rural areas south of Blyth, Brucefield, Carlow, Clinton, Dashwood, Dungannon, Goderich, Grand Bend, Hensall, Holmesville, Kincardine, Kippen, Londesboro, Seaforth, Zurich.
Family Service Hours
Goderich Food Bank: 309 Suncoast Drive, Goderich, ON
Monday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Clinton Food Bank: 32 Albert Street, Clinton, ON
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.*
Wednesday from 1:00p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
* Exceptions will be made for emergency situations
* If you are coming from a distance, it is best to call first to ensure office is open.
* ID for all household members and verification of income and expenses (rent or mortgage plus one bill) is required to determine eligibility for the services.