Salvation Army are a not-for-profit Christian Church. They have a food bank at 431 Church Street in Palmerston North, and the food parcels that they give out are intended to last 3-5 days. They are divided into sizes according to the size of the family. They also host a weekly Community Meal, including one on Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army have financial advisors, and a counselling service available. There is a Bridge programme in the Palmerston North area. This provides a safe, integrated, high-quality social detoxification service for people whose lives have been affected by the harmful use of, or dependency on, alcohol or drugs. The Salvation Army assist clients with The Community Finance Scheme, which offers affordable loans for approved people on low incomes (wage earners or benefit recipient). There are two types of loan available: NILS (No Interest Loan) of up to $1,000; and a Low-interest StepUP Loan of $1,000-$5,000 at 6.99% for a maximum of 36 months. Salvation Army also have an Education & Employment centre in the Feilding area.
The Salvation Army Palmerston North will give out 2 food parcels per year no questions asked (people must provide ID). Anyone wanting additional food parcels must provide additional information, and see a social worker. They will give emergency overnight packages for people in need. The Salvation Army share client information with Methodist Social Services.
Salvation Army Palmerston North serve Palmerston North City and surrounding areas.
The drop off point for any one wishing to donate is 431 Church Street, Palmerston North.