Salvation Army to feed more than 130 thousand lunches to children this summer

Wauwatosa, WI – The Salvation Army kicked off the Feed The Kids Summer Meals program on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee with great support from community leaders and caring supporters including the Mayor’s office, Brewer’s Wives, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and Salvation Army advisory board members representing more than 25 area companies and businesses.

“Milwaukee is ranked as the 4thpoorest city in the country, 40% of the Milwaukee’s children are living in poverty.

The Feed The Kids Summer Meal program works with community partners to ensure no child goes hungry this summer.

Last summer we provided more than 127,000 lunches in 10 weeks.

This program could not exist without great community support,” said Major Stephen Yoder, Salvation Army Divisional Secretary for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.

The Feed The Kids program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods.

Program organizers work with the Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Public Schools, West Allis/West Milwaukee School District, Milwaukee Center for Independence, Boys & Girls Clubs, Social Development Commission and Heartlove Place.

For a list of meal locations call 211.

About The Salvation Army

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.

Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org