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Join us for the Feed The Kids Kick-Off on Monday, June 16th from noon to 1:00pm at Red Arrow Park on 920 N. Water Street.
Summer vacation means many things to children in Milwaukee - sunshine, freedom, outdoor play and family outings. But for a growing number of kids in Milwaukee, the end of school also means an end to the school lunch program that provides the one nutritious meal they can depend on each day.
To help remedy this problem, The Salvation Army offers the "Feed the Kids" Summer Lunch Program. Since 1990, volunteers have made and delivered more than 1,000,000 lunches to hungry kids. These children can be found just about everywhere, including parks, street corners and playgrounds. All have the frightening potential to go hungry during the summer months. With the support of volunteers and area food suppliers, the "Feed the Kids" Summer Lunch Program feeds hundreds of children a day - with the cost per meal averaging about 62¢.
|HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP|
Volunteers are needed to make the lunches Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Location: The Salvation Army Outreach Services Department, 3031 W. Mill Road, Milwaukee, WI. Call our Volunteer Department at 414-302-4300.
Become a Member of the "Bed & Bread Club." In addition to providing for the "Feed the Kids" Summer Lunch Program, a monthly donation of $10.00 or more will help to feed and house thousands of needy people in Greater Milwaukee. Call 414-302-4300 for more information.
Get Your Company or Business Involved! Fund Raising projects like "Blue Jean" Friday or an old fashioned bake sale are still good ways to raise money and help fight hunger in Milwaukee. A donation of . . .
. . . $67 will feed 100 hungry kids.
. . . $335 will feed 500 hungry kids.
. . . $670 will feed 1,000 hungry kids.
|Last summer alone, volunteers packaged over 90,000 lunches and contributed more than 4,000 hours of volunteer time to the program. This year's program will run Monday to Friday (except July 4) from June 10 through August 30. |
Please call 414-459-3930 to hear a recorded message of the "Feed the Kids" sites in your neighborhood.
For other summer meal programs in your neighborhood please call the Impact Line at 211.
WE THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW
The Salvation Army serves over 30,000 hungry people each year in Greater Milwaukee through these programs:
Emergency Food Pantry
"Feed the Kids"
Adult Rehabilitation Center
Citadel After School Meal Program
West After School Meal Program
Summer Day Camp
62% of the people receiving food assistance from The Salvation Army are children.
66% of the food used in the "Feed the Kids" Summer Lunch Program is donated by area food suppliers.
The average cost of a "Feed the Kids" lunch is 67¢.