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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.

The Salvation Army is active in every zip code in America to feed, shelter, assist and equip the poor.

Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That’s why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance. Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we alleviate the symptoms of poverty, then work to address the root issues that cause it. This holistic approach helps create sustainable change in millions of lives, every single day.

Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. You can help.


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The Salvation Army helps
overcome poverty through:

Our Social Services are available Tuesday through Friday each week, by appointment only. You can call 570-286-4131 and speak with Grace Eisenhart to set up an appointment or you can contact her by e-mail at If you are in need of assistance with something not listed below please call *211 to find an agency in your area that might be able to assist you.


We are the Food Bank for the Sunbury Area, our food is provided for those in emergencey situations, or facing financial dificulties. If you are looking to our organization for food, you must reside in Sunbury or Northumberland.


We help with electric and gas bills that are in jeopardy of being terminated. We have a $200 maximum that we help with for any utility and assistance can be provided one time per year for each household. In order to apply for assistance with a utility you must be able to provide one months income, your most recent utility bill, your shut off notice, and a valid photo identification.


We help with heating oil or propane from November 1 - March 31. In order to receive help for heat you must apply through your County Assistance Office for the LIHEAP Program first and have used that assistance. In order to apply for heating assistance you must provide a valid photo identification, proof of one months income, your LIHEAP acceptance or denial letter from the assistance office, and the name, address, and phone number for the company you use for heat. This service is not a guarenteed service and is provdied on an individual basis.


We help with rent for those in our service area who are in jeopardy of being evicted from their home. We DO NOT assist with first months rent or security deposits. In order to receive assistance with rent you would need to provide a valid photo identification, proof of one months income, an eviction notice from your landlord, and a copy of your lease. This service is not a guarenteed service and is provdied on an individual basis.

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Poverty impacts the most vulnerable.

21% (15.5 million) of children under age 18 live in poverty.

10% (4.6 million) of seniors over age 65 live in poverty.

29% (4 million) of those living with a disability live in poverty.

6% (1.2 million) of veterans live in poverty.

A donation to The Salvation Army provides safe, free shelter to someone living on the streets. Donate now.


Childhood poverty is an epidemic.

Among the 35 wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has the 2nd-highest child poverty rate – One out of every five children lives below the poverty line.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds children in your community. Donate now.


Poverty is costly to society.

14.8% of Americans – and 21% of the nation's children - currently live in poverty.

Childhood poverty, alone, costs the United States $500 billion a year. (That’s 4% of our nation’s GDP.)

A donation to The Salvation Army helps keep families together and off the street. Donate now.


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The Salvation Army of Sunbury

40 South 4th Street
P.O. Box 254
Sunbury, PA 17801

Phone: (570) 286-4131
Fax: (570) 286-6691

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Community Coordinator:
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Office Information
Social Service Hours

9:30 am - 3:30pm

Regular Office Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Closed on all federal holidays.

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