The Salvation Army received 7,037 pounds of food from Maple Ridge Community Management (MRCM) following its food drive this holiday season. The goods were collected from 40 participating communities under MRCM’s administration.
“The generosity shown this year was beyond what we expected as we surpassed last years’ donation total by more than 1,000 pounds,” said Michael Le Page, MRCM president, in a press release. “We are so appreciative of the kindness shown from all those who participated and we look forward to raising the bar even higher next year.”
The Salvation Army is now the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, serving over 1.85 million people across 400 communities in the country each year. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, including tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who suffer from an addiction.