Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Units Provide Relief to First Nations Communities Affected by Alberta Wildfires – Salvation Army

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2023176 Views

In May 2023, the province of Alberta was struck by a devastating series of wildfires that ravaged communities and left a trail of destruction in their wake. To meet the pressing need for nourishment and relief, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) personnel quickly mobilized to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and residents who were displaced or directly impacted by the wildfires.

“For some, we are the only source of food.”

“Our assistance takes worry away,” says Major Ben Lippers, divisional EDS director for Alberta and Northern Territories. “We will be here as long as needed. For some, we are the only source of food.”

“Our assistance takes worry away.”

Since May 9, The Salvation Army’s mobile canteens have been a familiar site on the front lines.

  • At the Gift Lake Metis Settlement 275 people were served three meals a day.
  • At the Peavine Metis settlement 175 firefighters are receiving two meals a day.
  • At the East Prairie Metis Settlement, 175 people are receiving three meals a day, down from 300 when the fires first started.
  • In Yellowknife, 300 meals a day are being served with the numbers expected to swell.

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