Soup kitchen needs a new cooler

The Salvation Army Lighthouse Centre in Campbell RIver provides thousands of hot meals every year

The Campbell River Salvation Army Lighthouse Centre soup kitchen is in need of a new commercial cooler.

“We have three refrigerating units at the Lighthouse Centre, but our main cooler is getting old,” said Community Ministries Director Kevin Mack.  “We’ve now had to have it serviced four times in recent months and we’ve been told it will need to be replaced soon.”

The need for a new commercial cooler is an unexpected expense this year for The Campbell River Salvation Army, so the organization is appealing to the community to help with the purchase of a new one.

“Given the volume of meals prepared at The Lighthouse Centre, it’s important for us to have reliable equipment,” said Mack. “We’re hoping a service group, business, or perhaps individuals would be able to help with the purchase of a new commercial cooler.”

Kitchen staff and dedicated volunteers prepare 20,000 hot meals per year through the Lighthouse meal program five days per week serving those most in need in our community.

The price tag for a new commercial cooler is between $3,000-$4,000. To help out, call The Salvation Army office at 250-287-3720.