Salvation Army

Walk for OSHaRE Friday to help feed those in need

There’s still time to support Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort’s annual fundraising walk Friday afternoon, then tour a new food-sharing hub downtown. OSHaRE gives free meals to hundreds of people twice a day, six days a week in downtown Owen Sound. It aims to raise about $350,000 every year, said Colleen Trask-Seaman, the charitable […]

Sally Ann is seeing unprecedented demand for help

Local demand for food aid has never been so great, the Owen Sound Salvation Army food bank co-ordinator said Friday. In a week when owners of Kelseys restaurant donated about 1,100 pounds of frozen meat to the food bank after a fire Tuesday, Alice Wannan said that food will be “hugely impactful for the next […]

Frozen food saved from Kelseys fire donated to Sally Ann

Kelseys restaurant franchise owners in Owen Sound donated food spared by Tuesday’s fire to the Salvation Army. The donation was noted in a Facebook post by Alice Wannan, co-ordinator of Owen Sound Family Services and the food bank at the Salvation Army, the day of the fire. “In the midst of tragedy ….30 employees who […]

OSHaRE project will expand fresh produce access, return indoor dining

Better access to free, fresh produce for people in need will begin this summer, when Grey Bruce Food Share opens in downtown Owen Sound. The charitable group OSHaRE converted its dining hall — which closed due to COVID-19 health restrictions and remains closed — into a food storage and sorting centre for corporate food donations […]

Peanut Butter Jam for Sally Ann at Heartwood Dec. 18

Peanut Butter Jam is returning to the stage Dec. 18 at Heartwood Hall in downtown Owen Sound. It’s the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser for the Salvation Army, which in 2002 put out a call for peanut butter. Local musician Kevin Dandeno figured musicians know how to jam and so began the Peanut Butter Jam […]

Garb and Gear owners donate remaining inventory to Salvation Army

The former owners of a longtime local sporting goods store in Owen Sound have donated apparel and equipment estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars to the Salvation Army. Janice and Brian Warrilow operated Garb and Gear for nearly four decades before closing the store earlier this spring. The store first opened in […]

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