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Salvation Army

The year 2014 is more than half over and The Salvation Army of Painesville continues to meet the needs of Lake County residents.  Though the weather has been enjoyable most of this summer, the needs of many remain great.   

Our Soup Kitchen

The soup kitchen provides an average of 80 meals per day while the food pantry has nearly 40 families per month.  The clothing room is also busy, assisting about 45 families or individuals per week.  People are receiving assistance with utilities, bus passes, eye glasses and many others are able to fulfill community service hours through a variety of opportunities.

 Though financial donations have declined, local grocery stores and restaurants continue to donate food to The Salvation Army for use in the soup kitchen and pantry.  Many schools, community organizations, and individuals continue to donate food as well. 

The Red Shield Program

The Red Shield Program provides a warm environment out of the weather where food, coffee, showers, and employment information is available.  This program also offers arts and crafts, a Bible study, and is a door to many more opportunities for participants. 


For the Children

The children’s summer day camp is now finished.  The day camp consisted of 20 children who enjoyed daily outings to exciting places including beaches, parks, trails, museums, and the YMCA. 

Sign up for back to school supplies ends July 31.  Approximately 800 families are expected to sign up for a total of 2,500 children.   

The children’s after school program (when school is in) assists children with homework, tutoring, mentoring for teenagers and provides a hot meal.  The program also collaborates with the Willoughby Fine Arts in providing art and music opportunities.


Seniors attend a dinner followed by musical entertainment the third (3rd) Friday of each month.  In June, the seniors celebrated with a large picnic in a local park.