Contributor(s): Joey Tasker, Caitlin Quist, Aaron Mcdowell, Katie Brooks, Clara Morales Llobet, Tristan Muhr
The Salvation Army’s food truck, located in a parking lot at 48 Victoria Street West, operates from 5:30-6: 30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. They feed around 60 people each night that they operate and offer warm meals and hot drinks to those who need them.
The food truck used by the Salvation Army. Photos by: Joey Tasker
The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving and supporting vulnerable people. This mission is a spiritual mandate with origins in Christian philosophy. Through their organization, they take care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of a person. Their tagline is “Giving Hope Today”, where each word describes a specific element of their underlying values.
“Giving” refers to the fact that they keep nothing for themselves, and all the time, resources, and energy they have is offered up to support others.
“Hope” is the promise in all that they do, as the opportunity for better always exists, and is meant to inspire and motivate to change lives.
As for “Today”, they believe that the history of the organization is very important, but can, at times distract from what they are doing in the present. This aspect of the brand keeps the Salvation Army relevant to today’s young donor base, which may not be familiar with the history that the organization has. With this promise, the Salvation Army commits itself to supporting those in need and showing that there is hope in the world.
If you wish to get involved in the Food Truck Project, please contact the Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator at 250-554-1611 (ext. 205) to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, if you wish to support the organization but don’t have the time to volunteer, you can donate by visiting this page.
If you would like to use this service, attend the operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 48 Victoria St. West.
Norma Webster talking about the Salvation Army Food Truck. Video produced by: Joey Tasker, Caitlin Quist, Aaron Mcdowell, Katie Brooks, Clara Morales Llobet and Tristan Muhr.