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We fight poverty with love

By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.

We're Here to Help

Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That's why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance.

Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we alleviate the symptoms of poverty, then work to address the root issues that cause it. This holistic approach helps create sustainable change in millions of lives, every single day.

The Salvation Army of Petoskey works together with community organizations and services to meet the material and spiritual needs of individuals and families. Our goal is to provide supportive assistance to people facing crisis situations. Services is given without regard to race, sex, age or religion.

Pathway of Hope

The Pathway of Hope Program lends support to families who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-sufficiency to improve their lives.

We offer:

  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Goal Setting Activities
  • Career building skills
  • Additional supportive services through agency partners

Participants must have at least one child under the age of 18 to participate and must be willing to work to change their lifestyle and learn new skills to help them move forward.

Please call 231-347-3531 prompt 4 or click HERE for more information.



Emergency Financial

Assistance Program (EFAP)

We provide emergency financial assistance to those in need. Some examples of assistance are:

  • Energy assistance such as heat (gas, propane, wood, etc) or electricity
  • Rental assistance to prevent eviction or for first month's rent
  • Other types of assistance vary such as clothing vouchers, household supply and furniture vouchers, emergency (out of area) transportation for housing or medical needs, holiday assistance and more...

Please leave a message to schedule a phone appointment with a caseworker at (231) 347-3531. Dial prompt 1 for heat or electric assistance or dial prompt 3 for rent and all other types of assistance.

Walk-In Intake appointments are available on Thursdays from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM at our satellite office located in East Jordan at Crossroads Resale Shop and Care and Share Food Pantry. 


Food Assistance

Food Pantry



Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

For appointments or emergency food, call (231) 347-3531 Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM to schedule a curb-side pick-up.



Community Meals

All in-person community meals are temporarily postponed due to Covid safety guidelines.

Current Meal Schedule

Carry-out Lunch: Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Friday meal deliveries are available for local senior communities, homeless shelters and mobility impaired individuals residing in the city of Petoskey. Call (231) 347-3531 option 0 to be added to a delivery route.


For more information about any of our food programs, please call (231) 347-3531 or email