Burbank, CA – The Burbank Chamber of Commerce is proud to highlight one of their members, The Salvation Army of Burbank, for their contribution to the Burbank community. The Salvation Army of Burbank offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts, programs, services, and assistance. Additionally, they offer free after-school tutoring, emergency food pantry, and programs for the whole family. The Salvation Army of Burbank strives to meet people at their point of need, giving help for today and hope for tomorrow.
“Working with the Burbank community has been an enlightening experience that continues to challenge me to be a better leader,” says Brittany Baker, Lieutenant at the Salvation Army, “Burbank is truly unique and loves to support the various non-profits to make an even better Burbank.”
The Salvation Army of Burbank’s Emergency Food Pantry helps provide food to families and individuals in need. Clients are served on a first come, first-served basis. However, all clients receive the same kind and amount of goods. Individuals and families can bring an ID, proof of address, and proof of income to receive support. The Salvation Army of Burbank also asks that clients visit once every 30 days, to give room to other people to benefit from this service.
The emergency food pantry is open:
Monday-Friday, 10am-12noon, and 1pm-3pm
The Salvation Army of Burbank also offers a Free After-School Program for students who need additional educational support. Students are signed up to attend Monday through Friday for help with homework, reading, math practice, as well as focused support in areas recommended by their classroom teacher.
The after-school program is open Monday-Friday, 3pm-5pm.
The Salvation Army of Burbank’s Summer Day Camp is open to children 5-14 years old in Burbank and the surrounding areas. The camp lasts for six weeks, during which time the students experience hands-on activities, and field trips, with peers.
Applications are accepted on a first come, first-served basis.
The Salvation Army of Burbank runs Scouting Programs, called “troops”, for both boys and girls. The troop programs’ goal is to help kids develop positive social and communication habits, decision-making, life skills, character, and leadership.
Children are divided into troops as follows:
- Moonbeams: Boys & girls age 3-5
- Sunbeams: Girls grades 1-5
- Girl Guards: Girls grades 6-12
- Adventure Corps Explorers: Boys grades 1-4
- Adventure Corps Rangers: Boys grades 5-8
- Adventure Corps Sr. Rangers: Boys grades 9-12
Troops take place Wednesdays from 5pm-7:30pm
Lt. Baker recently deepened her connection to Burbank by participating in the Leadership Burbank Class of 2017. In addition to completing a 9-month leadership course, the class partnered with the Family Service Agency, raising $40,000 to supply and launch a wellness center at John Burroughs Highschool. “In the very short 9 month program, my understanding and awareness of and about Burbank expanded, I gained a new perspective, and deeply challenged,” said Baker, “It was a wonderful experience and I’m humbled to be a part of the class of 2017 that stood alongside Family Service Agency to make aware and end the stigma of mental health!”
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Over 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in more than 5,000 communities nationwide.