WalthamPSFood Pantry:

Provides those in need with enough food for three meals per day for three to five days for each person in the household. Clients may receive assistance once every thirty days.

-The Salvation Army, North Shore Corps operates two food pantries. Our Salem location serves Salem and Marblehead residents. The pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

-The Beverly location serves Beverly residents only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30am and 1:00-2:45pm.

Holiday Assistance:

Please click here for information about Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.

Rental and Utility Assistance:

The Salvation Army North Shore provides emergency aid to those in need of rental utility assistance facing possible eviction or termination of services. Assistance is based upon available resources and client sustainability. Referrals are also provided to other agencies that may have the ability to assist.

Funded in part by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity,familiar status, disability, ancestry,age,marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information.


This program recognizes that in the City of Salem 70% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch. There is concern in the community that those students lack access to enough nutritional food over the weekend. Working with Salem High School, The Salvation Army provides bags of food that contain items that provide identified students with enough food for two meals per day per person in the household with an average of three household members.

Community Lunch Program:

A nutritious lunch is served in a safe environment Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-12:30pm. The program is open to all. Doors open at 11:00a.m. for a time of fellowship and outreach to those who attend the program.

Bridging the Gap:

Bridging the Gap is a twelve week life skills course for at-risk youth and first time offenders age 12-17 years. The curriculum is designed to assist in developing the tools to avoid reoffending, empowering them in successful decision making, self respect, goal setting, personal responsibility, anger management, health and relationship building. Upon completion of the program students have no record. Please contact Tina at 978-744-5181 for more information.

Pathway of Hope:

Program designed  for families with children. Participants meet with caseworker in developing  an action plan  toward a successful future.

Cot Shelter:

A seasonal emergency bed shelter for men open only during extreme cold nights. Working with the local Police Department and the City shelter the shelter is only open as an overflow location and only if the City determines and emergency. The shelter is staffed by volunteers.

For more information on these services, please contact the North Shore Corps at 978-744-5181.