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Easter Sunday service

Join us for Easter services, free food, egg hunts

Easter is coming Sunday, April 5. Come celebrate with The Salvation Army at any of our Northern Division worship and service centers. Check with your local Salvation Army for specific worship times by clicking on your region – Twin Cities, Minnesota or North Dakota – and navigating to your community...

March 30, 2015 | Blogs

150th Anniversary Logo

Built to last: Celebrating 150 years

The Salvation Army is proud to celebrate 150 years of service. When you look back at The Salvation Army of yesteryear, it’s clear that the same programs we offered then still work now...

March 24, 2015 | Blogs

Police officer reading book to youth

Police bring books, smiles to kids in Southwest Minn.

Since the beginning of the school year, Worthington police officers have visited local schools nearly 50 times to read to children and given them new books...

March 20, 2015 | Blogs

Woman with barrel for Salvation Army donations

Twin Cities woman inspires with grassroots food drive

How often have you heard about someone in need and thought, “I wish I could do something," before getting back to your busy life? It’s a common experience. But one Edina woman’s story may inspire us all to do a little more...

March 17, 2015 | Blogs

Woman shopping for jeans at Salvation Army Store

New Salvation Army store proposed in St. Paul

A new Salvation Army store may soon be opening at 1907 Suburban Ave. in St. Paul...

March 16, 2015 | Blogs

Guest chooses fruit at grocery distribution

Compassion, the core of volunteering in our food programs

Recently, my colleagues and I had the opportunity to volunteer providing groceries to people in need at the 7th St. W St. Paul Salvation Army...

March 9, 2015 | Blogs

Bowl of homemade chili

RecipeShare: Venison Chili with Chickpeas

Recipe from Amy Thielen, author of "The New Midwestern Table" and host of the Food Network's "Heartland Table." Food fact: The Salvation Army operates eight food shelves in the Twin Cities. Last year these food shelves distributed 2.7 million pounds of food...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

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

Mediterranean Chicken with Garlic Sauce

RecipeShare: Mediterranean chicken with garlic sauce

Recipe from Melissa Oprish, food blogger on nourishedpeach.com. Food fact: During the growing season we receive all kinds of donations from growers who want to share their abundance. These fresh fruits and vegetables are a real treat for people who rely on our programs...

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

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