Salvation Army, Milwaukee Brewers Team Up to Kickoff Feed The Kids Summer Meals Program

May 31, 2019


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The Salvation Army, Milwaukee Brewers Team Up to Kickoff Feed The Kids Summer Meals Program 
In 2018, The Salvation Army served 54,359 meals through the program

WHO: The Salvation Army and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up to host the annual Feed The Kids Kickoff. 

WHAT: At the kickoff, volunteers will prepare 1,200 sack lunches for children living in Milwaukee’s underserved neighborhoods. Volunteers will include:

        -Milwaukee Brewers Front Office, including staff and Brewers Wives
        -Local Officials 
        -Members of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County's Advisory Board 
        -Members of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County's Echelon Chapter 

After the kickoff (June 17 to August 23), volunteers will prepare about 1,500 lunches per day. The lunches, which contain a sandwich, cheese stick, snack (every Friday) and 100% fruit juice will then be distributed to children in 21 different neighborhoods (3 routes) on Milwaukee's north and south sides. 

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4

WHERE: The Tailgate Haus at Miller Park 

WHY: The Feed The Kids program has provided more than 2 million meals to hungry children in Milwaukee County since 1990. The Brewers have been longtime partners of the program. 
            

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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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County


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