“In just four weeks we have surpassed the number of lunches we delivered in 2009, this means we have delivered 36,905 lunches to Milwaukee area children. 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.