The Salvation Army is thrilled to once again be partnering with MOLLY MAID and its customers in an effort to collect non-perishable food items to help restock depleted shelves this summer.

In 2010 the number of people assisted by a food bank was the highest level on record. For 10% of those people it was their first time needing assistance. The 2011 Christmas in July Food Drive program will help those in need in our communities during a time when food bank donations are not often top of mind.

Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army says “On behalf of The Salvation Army and the more than 1.5 million people that we serve each year, we are thankful for the continued support of MOLLY MAID and its wonderful customers.”

Lesley Foster, from her MOLLY MAID office in Surrey, BC, said “Every year we are amazed by the generousity displayed by our customers.  They support the Christmas in July Food Drive by leaving packages of food for our staff to pick up and the contributions are overwhelming.”

Franchises across the country have confirmed their participation and are collecting food throughout the months of June and July.

MOLLY MAID has run other supportive initiatives in the past, including a winter coat drive. Since 2003, MOLLY MAID Franchise Owners and customers have donated over 100,000 lbs of food to support the Salvation Army and other local food banks in numerous communities across the country.


MOLLY MAID was founded inMississauga,Ontario, in 1979.  From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including theUnited States,United Kingdom,JapanandPortugal.  MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based cleaning company in the world.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work inCanadain 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities acrossCanadaand 121 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

For further information please contact:

Aaron Abrams, Vice President and General Manager of MOLLY MAID, 905-847-6243 or

Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations Director of The Salvation Army, 416-845-8231 or