The Salvation Army has posted a canteen truck to the Petaluma Salvation Army Corps. Given the past years of fires in our areas, the need for a mobile kitchen has become evident as Petaluma becomes a central hub for evacuees. The Petaluma SA is now conducting training for anyone that would like to become certified in food handling, first aid, and disaster preparedness.
The goal is to have three crews of volunteers available so that the canteen can be deployed when needed to support first responders or an evacuation center that may have a day or two gaps for food service as they come online. If you or your company is interested in becoming certified in any of these areas, please contact Major Mitham Clement at 541-736-6903. The certifications are good with whoever and wherever you volunteer in the county. The Petaluma S.A. is looking to provide monthly classes at the S.A. Corps at 721 S. McDowell Blvd.
The canteen was stationed, in Placerville. The Placerville area see’s fires on a regular basis so the Salvation Army and the community invested in a newer bigger canteen to meet the area’s needs. That left a canteen to redeploy to Petaluma. The canteen is in good running order but had a bit of deferred maintenance in the way of cleaning. David Adams the Chairman of the Petaluma SA and owner of Quality Printing Services offered to replace the designation graphics from Placerville to Petaluma. The employees of QPS chipped in and gave a hand in cleaning the canteen from top to bottom to get it ready for training.