The kitchen of The Salvation Army serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families in the Smith County area. Sitting at a table with a hot meal offers comfort and stability many have been missing. Those staying in our Center of Hope shelter for one night or several weeks receive three meals daily. For shelter residents who work, a sack lunch is prepared to help them save money. Late meals are set aside for those who work past the dinner hour. On average, 3062 meals per week are served. Healthy snacks are prepared for the After-School participants and the Reconnect clients. Our goal is to be sure that all receive healthy, nutritious meals regardless of circumstances or work schedules.
Mission/Vision: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
About: Founded in London in 1865, The Salvation Army quickly circled the globe — going into the streets to minister to the poor and destitute — and now serves in over 130 countries. Over the next several decades, The Salvation Army proliferated. Programs evolved to meet changing needs but remained focused on “Sharing God’s love by serving others.”
Salvation Army programs include the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Christmas Assistance program through the Angel Tree, Emergency Disaster Services and Residential Services through the homeless shelter and reconnect drug and alcohol program, Youth programs through summer camp and a Creative Arts Wednesday, and the Hope Kitchen.
Volunteer: The Salvation Army offers one-time opportunities, group opportunities, and ongoing opportunities for volunteers. https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/tyler/volunteer
In-Kind Donations: Donate to the Salvation Army Thrift Store!
Events: Annual Tee Off for Toys in October. Visit website for more information.
Location: 633 N. Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702
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