About Us

Serving Manatee County since 1923

The Salvation Army has been serving Manatee County since 1923.  While the needs of the community have changed in the last century, our mission has not.  If you were to ask about us, the answer would be we are “Doing the Most Good.”  This may mean our free evening meal program, our emergency overnight shelters, our case management and social service programs or one of our Christmas assistance programs, Angel Tree or Adopt-A-Family.  In addition, The Salvation Army is a church and we hold worship services every week, plus other faith-based and character building programs for adults and youths.

Our programs and services

We offer a free, community dinner nightly beginning at 5 pm.  Anyone is welcome to attend, but we are requiring dinner attendees to have a meal card.  Cards can be picked up at 1204 14th Street West.  Please call 941-748-5110 for more information.

In addition to feeding, we provide shelter.  We offer shelter in the form of emergency overnight stays and associated case management programs.  The Pathway of Hope program assists motivated families seeking security and stability in their lives.

Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family help local, qualified families with Christmas presents.  In 2016, more than 3,000 children received gifts thanks to these programs.

Emergency Disaster Services

When most people think about The Salvation Army, they don’t think of about us as a responder in emergencies.  The Salvation Army of Manatee County has helped feed first responders in several disasters, ranging from a local fire to assisting those in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.  Learn more about Emergency Disaster Services.

We couldn’t do it all without you!

One of the most recognized faith-based charitable organizations spanning the globe, we could not help those in need without your support.  The generosity of the local community through donations, volunteer efforts and those who host our Angel Trees every year help us Do The Most Good.  Click here to get involved

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