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Front OfficeNeed knows no season and The Salvation Army is more than a holiday charity. Those red kettles help us provide help and hope to individuals year round. See how we're doing the most good in your own back yard.

The following assistance is available to Hidalgo County residents who qualify. Certain reuirements may be necessary in order to apply.

Salvation Army ClothesClothing
Clothing is available to children and adults in need. Voucher slips are issued and redeemed at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Tim's Coats are provided to anyone in need of a winter coat.

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Food Pantry
A food pantry is available to persons an a case by case basis only. Non-McAllen residents are referred to a food pantry i their city for non-emergencies. An after hours food pantry is also availabvle for emergency cases only.


 *Items are donated if available

  • pampers/wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Toiletry Items

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Soup KitchenSoup Kitchen:
A soup kitchen is available to Hidalgo County Residents for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is available only to persons staying in our emergency shelter.

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*Furniture donations are provided on an emergency basis and upon availability.

  • Victims of a burnt home must provide a fire report and verification of new address (Ex. rent contract, bill, etc.)
  • Others must provide a referral letter from a Social Worker, Case Worker, Case Manager, Nurse, or other Professional informing a home visit was made and list specific items needed


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Rental and Mortgage
*Requirements vary from grant to grant and if funding is available.

Rent and mortgage paymebnt assistance is available to those who are being evicted or who are having their homes foreclosed.


*Requirements vary from grant to grant and if funding is available.

  • Light
  • Water
  • Gas
*With disconnection notice

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McAllen Bus Tickets
*To travel within the McAllen area only

Bus tickets provided to obtain:
  • Support Services
  • Medical Services
  • Job/Training/Employment


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McAllen CanteenEmergency Disaster Services
The Salvation Army Will always be comitted to assisting those who are victims of emergency situations whenever and wherever they occur.

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Canteen (Mobile Feeding Unit)

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