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Meeting Basic Needs

When times hit hard, make us your first call.

Programs and Services

Our programs and services are funded by generous donors (annual report) and staffed by kind-hearted volunteers. When you donate online or become a volunteer, we can do even more good for people in need in the Greater Duluth area. Call 218-722-7934 to learn about the help that is currently available.

Local programs and services include:

  • Weekday hot lunch – Our hot lunch program provides a free, nutritious weekday meal to anyone who visits our Salvation Army service center at 215 S. 27th Ave. W. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Emergency food shelf – Our food pantry offers free groceries to individuals and families in need who live between 10th and 40th Ave. W., and in the Piedmont neighborhood. Food is distributed at the Salvation Army service center on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Medical food shelf – Our medical food shelf is available by appointment on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3 p.m. This service is for people with special dietary needs. A medical referral is required.

Housing assistance is a cornerstone of our mission to offer a hand up to Duluth residents who are homeless or are at risk becoming homeless. Learn more about our housing programs.

We support Duluth residents with a wide array of basic needs by providing help with:

  • Rent and mortgage payments
  • Heat and other utilities
  • Clothing and household items from our Salvation Army Store
  • Transportation
  • Meeting the needs of disaster survivors
  • Christmas toys and food for low-income families

Our youth enrichment programs offer fun and fellowship for boys and girls. Wednesday youth programming during the school year includes Bible study, music, crafts and dinner.

Our popular Rookie Basketball Association teaches teamwork, skill formation and character development through the game of basketball.

Forever 50s is a senior group that meets twice a month (2nd and 4th Wednesday) for outings and social activities. Anyone over 50 is welcome. Call us to request a program schedule.

Our Caring Ministries support monthly events at three Duluth nursing homes. Seasonal visits and gift distribution take place at nine other centers. Visits are also made to home-bound seniors.