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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.

46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.

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We are active in every zip code in America to feed, shelter, assist and equip the poor.

Poverty is so often the result of - and the catalyst for - chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids and various forms of abuse. These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance - first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. The Salvation Army helps those in need to overcome poverty through a variety of programs.

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Housing insecurity and prolonged poverty are strongly linked, and that's why we work to provide short and long-term housing assistance to displaced families and individuals. The Salvation Army offers many programs that offer refuge to struggling men, women, children and families ? from overnight and emergency shelters for those finding themselves homeless for the first time to transitional living centers that help rebuild lives.

Meal Assistance
Many families and individuals facing poverty often must make the painful choice heating and eating - that is, they must decide whether they'll pay their bills or pay for food. Without sufficient funds, many are forced to go without a warm, nutritious meal in order to keep a roof over their head.

Bill Pay Assistance
We help struggling families and individuals avoid falling into the cycle of crisis by supplementing their income with utility, rent and other vital payments. This assistance often becomes the difference between shelter and eviction, between maintaining honest work and selling drugs or services for money, and between keeping kids in one place and moving them out of their home and onto the streets.

Employment Assistance
As part of our comprehensive approach to helping families and individuals overcome poverty, we offer educational resources, career coaching and job placement opportunities to assist those in need secure stable and gainful employment.

Tri-Cities Corps Food Assistance Programs

Appointment Only Emergency Food Pantry

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Los Robles Apartments in Union City

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Harbor Lights Church in Fremont

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Centro De Servicios in Union City (Produce Only)

Picture ID required for adults.  Medical Card or Birth Certificate for children. Piece of mail with address and proof of income required to register.  Picture ID Or TSA card required to pick up food. Diapers, wipes, and personal care products are offered when available.

Newark, Fremont, and Union City residents can receive non-perishable pantry items once every 30 days. Please call us at (510) 383-9300 to make your appointment.

Alameda County Community Food Bank Hotline Referrals

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
1:00pm ? 3:45pm
Please call 1-800-870-3663 for assistance.

USDA Commodities

Third Friday of each month (Schedule changes will be announced.)
1 pm - 3 pm

Must bring a piece of mail with address to register. Please bring TSA card if you have one to pick up food.

Newark, Fremont, and Union City residents can receive a bag of non-perishable pantry items once per month. One bag per address.

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