Family Services and Food Bank

Owen Sound

Food Services

The Salvation Army provides assistance to families and individuals with non-perishable food items, frozen meat products, dairy items, bread products and fresh fruits and vegetables when available on a monthly basis

Our ‘Shopping Room’ is a model of emergency food distribution that enables individuals to select their own food, much like a grocery store.  Shopping room pantries allow individuals the ability to chose from a wide variety of foods, better enabling persons to meet their personal dietary needs.

The Shopping Room Model offers others advantages, including:

– a sense of dignity for participants and their families                                            

– higher satisfaction with the food they are able to choose

– less waste and ultimately better use of food provided

– greater opportunities for volunteers and participants to interact

– more social, supportive relationship opportunities