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Old Sal Army pics at MN Historical Society

Old Army photos unearthed at history center (video)

Few charities have been around longer than The Salvation Army – 150 years. After being founded in 1865 in London, England, The Salvation Army went on to invade Minnesota in 1886 – the same year…

March 4, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army Adult Day Center participant winning an "Oscar"

Celebrating seniors in style with ‘Oscars’ awards

The 87th annual Academy Awards may be in the history books, but last week a little of that Oscar magic lived on at the Maplewood Salvation Army. This time, the stars of the show were the people who participate in the Adult Day Center program…

March 3, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army food shelf

‘March’ your way toward ending hunger this month

The best time of the year to donate food is now, during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Salvation Army locations across Minnesota, and the families they serve, need your help now and throughout the month of March…

March 2, 2015 | Stories

Jerry Harris talks about hot meals at The Salvation Army

Rochester lunches help man for unexpected reasons (video)

For Jerry Harris, 55, the hot lunch program at the Rochester Salvation Army offers physical relief. He suffers from muscular dystrophy and is wheelchair-bound, which makes it difficult to cook meals for himself…

March 2, 2015 | Stories

Elderly woman adjusting thermostat

Ecolab pledges $100,000 to HeatShare

Ecolab anticipates energy savings and passes the benefit on to The Salvation Army….

March 2, 2015 | Stories

CenterPoint Energy is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 MOST Amazing Race

MOST Amazing Race: Hooray for milestone year, sponsor

The Salvation Army’s 10th annual MOST Amazing Race kicks off exactly five months from today on Saturday, July 25. Just as thrilling, CenterPoint Energy has agreed to take the reins as presenting sponsor for the second consecutive year…

March 2, 2015 | Stories

Everyday Vegetable Soup

RecipeShare: Everyday vegetable soup

Recipe from Veronica Villalobos-Andrew, author of the food blog V in Minneapolis. Every Friday at our food shelves in St. Paul, hundreds of people come for fresh fruits, veggies, bread, pantry staples like rice and more. The items are donated by local grocers and distributed to anyone in need until they are gone…

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Polenta with sauteed mushrooms and sausage

RecipeShare: Polenta with sautéed mushrooms and sausage

Recipe from Ryan Lund, executive chef in Minneapolis. Food fact: Each year in the Twin Cities alone, nearly 90,000 families receive groceries from The Salvation Army…

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Chicken soup with kale, garlic and sweet potatoes

RecipeShare: Chicken soup with kale, garlic and sweet potatoes

Recipe from Stephanie A. Meyer, host of the food and health blog Fresh Tart. Several of our food shelves allow visitors to choose their food instead of taking what they’re given. This model eliminates waste and ensures that guests receive only the food they truly need and will use…

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Chicken thighs with apricots and garbanzos

RecipeShare: Chicken thighs with apricots and garbanzos

Recipe from Zehorit Heilicher, cook and cooking class instructor in Minneapolis. All of our 14 locations in outstate Minnesota offer either a food shelf, a hot meal program or both to help individuals and families in need stretch their dollars…

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

One-pot, five spice chicken recipe

RecipeShare: Five-spice chicken potatoes, onions and Brussels sprouts

Recipe from Lauren Fahey, author of local food blog, Minneapple Eats.

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

One-pot-chicken sausage with white beans and kale

RecipeShare: One-pot chicken sausage, white bean and kale soup

Recipe from Lauren Fahey, author of local food blog, Minneapple Eats.

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

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