Our Food Program
Since 1931 the Army has worked tirelessly to assist thousands of individuals and families with meals and grocery items through its feeding centers in Nassau and Grand Bahama.
More than 300 hot meals are prepared and served each week, and each week 200 parcels of grocery items are given to needy families. Both centers are supported by businesses and the general public, who provide financial or in-kind donations to help the Army ensure that no one in need goes without a nutritious meal.
Red Shield Family Services
Feeding Centers on Mackey Street and Grants Town in Nassau, and on West Atlantic Drive in Freeport, provide more than 40,000 meals and 7,500 food parcels every year to needy individuals and families.
Family Services also provides clothing and assistance in meeting basic home, educational and medical needs. Individual and families also receive counseling, referral services, and encouragement and support to help them through life’s challenges.
“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight;
while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight;
while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight;
while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight,
I’ll fight to the very end!”
Founder of The Salvation Army, in his final public address in 1912.