Mowi Helps Port Hardy Salvation Army With Food Security
Food security has become a rising social problem with the Mount Waddington region, and Mowi Canada West has been helping The Salvation Army address the issue by supplying fresh Atlantic salmon for the people they serve.
Michael Winter, Community Ministries Supervisor for the region, has been with the Salvation Army for nine years, and notes they provide numerous food distribution programs, including a Community Feeding Lunch Program, Breakfast Club, year-long shelter services, special holiday events, associated programming with attached meal services, and food hampers through family services.
“Last fiscal year with all programs included, we provided 24,127 meals and 120 food hampers,” he notes. “Our programs associated with the distribution of food provide basic essential and human needs. As well, by giving references, referrals and added supports, a holistic approach to healing is in place to help individuals and families move toward healthier living and long term success in a warm, loving, and nurturing environment.”
Winter says the program assist food security for the street entrenched (homeless), marginalized, stigmatized, the disenfranchised and those dealing with the following: varying degrees of mental health barriers, cognitive problems, heavy drug and alcohol addiction, emotional and psychological trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and physical, emotional, and mental abuse.
“The remainder of our clientele includes low income or those living under the poverty line, unemployed, the working poor, young families, senior citizens, those who are alone and dealing with social isolation, and those who are in the middle of a significant life transition – divorce, loss of work, death in the family, those fleeing abusive relationships, etc.,” he adds.
Mowi’s donations through the Salvation Army are truly helping people in need.