That’s 1,606 more lunches served than this time last year,” said Major Jesse G. Collins, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
“The economy continues to have every family rethinking how they will manage through these rough times. We hope meals from our Feed The Kids program helps families have one less thing to worry about,” said Debra Lewis, Salvation Army Social Services Director.
“In 2009, the Feed The Kids summer meals program delivered 90,392 lunches to area children. Through donations and the support of so many in our community, we are able to continue to give hope,” continued Major Jesse G. Collins.
The Salvation Army kicked off its Feed The Kids summer mobile feeding program on Monday, June 21 at Red Arrow Park. Nearly 100 community leaders from business and government came out to prepare 2,200 lunches for children living in Milwaukee.
The Salvation Army’s Feed The Kids summer lunch program, now in it’s twenty-first year, is the only mobile youth feeding program in Milwaukee and is a major contributor in continuing nutritional care throughout the summer for children living in Milwaukee County.
For updates on A Million Meals for Haiti visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865.
Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.SAmilwaukee.org.