The homeless face extraordinary barriers in meeting basic human needs. Hunger is a major issue that The Salvation Army works to alleviate.

Through a partnership with the Transitions homeless recovery center, The Salvation Army operates the Meals Service to the Homeless program and provides nutritious meals to the homeless, three meals a day, 365 days a year.The Salvation Army of the Midlands served 274,470 meals in 2018.

In addition, we send a case manager to the Day Center at Transitions each weekday afternoon to serve "walk-in" homeless individuals. The Salvation Army case manager provides information to Day Center users about housing stabilization and other agencies.

The Salvation Army also operates the kitchen at the city's Inclement Weather Center in the winter months (November through March). On days when the temperature is below 40 degrees, we serve both dinner and breakfast at the shelter.

Transitions is located at 2025 Main Street in Columbia.

Volunteer opportunities are often available at Transitions to help serve meals and perform other duties as assigned. For more information on how to volunteer, please contact Lisa Huffman at 803-309-0436 or