$75,000 Provincial Grant Directed to Salvation Army

January 21, 2020

The City of Fort St. John received $75,000 from the provincial government through the Community Support Grants Program that is being directed to the Fort St. John Salvation Army's food hub programs. This funding is designed to support B.C. mill workers and their families who have been affected by the recent mill closures and shift reductions.

"We know there have been many workers and families affected by the recent indefinite closures and temporary curtailments. The Salvation Army has seen a considerable increase of families accessing their programming over the past year and directing this funding to the Salvation Army will ensure those directly impacted have access to healthy food, one of the basics of life," said Mayor Lori Ackerman.  

"We are grateful for the support of the vital programs that we offer in Fort St. John. It's imperative that our Community and Family Services Food Bank stays open to the public and continues to offer healthy food options to everyone in need. As the need for our services increase, so must our resources; this donation helps to ensure that we meet the growing need," said Cameron Eggie, Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope Executive Director.

The City of Fort St. John gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.