The Salvation Army To Provide Christmas Day Dinner in Milwaukee

Dec 21, 2021

Media Contact:
Amy Hand
Media Relations Director
amy.hand@usc.salvationarmy.org
414-333-5418

MEDIA NOTES:

  • If you would like pre-event interviews showing meal preparations, we will have media availability on Thursday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Wisconsin Center kitchen. Please call me if you can’t find it.
  • If you would like morning show live shots on Saturday, Dec. 25 before 7 a.m., please let me know in advance so I can schedule someone to be there for interviews.

The Salvation Army To Provide Christmas Day Dinner in Milwaukee
Meals will be takeout and curbside pickup only

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army is just a few days away from the 32nd Christmas Family Feast. The annual event typically serves over 8,000 people a sit-down meal inside the Wisconsin Center. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will look a little different this year.

Instead of the sit-down option, all the meals will be takeout and curbside pickup only from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee. Meals will be served on a first, come first serve basis while supplies last.

The event is free and open to the public with no reservations required. The takeout entrance will be located at 4th and Wisconsin. The curbside pickup will take place on Wells Street.

“Christmas Family Feast is a Milwaukee tradition bringing together those in need and those of means for a day of food, fun and fellowship. While we can’t dine-in together this year, we still wanted to provide a meal for those who may need one,” said Major Steve Woodard, Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County.

Everyone that arrives will receive a to-go Styrofoam box filled with turkey, ham, yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans and dessert. All volunteers and staff will be wearing masks and all CDC guidelines will be observed.

Christmas Family Feast is sponsored by: Sysco, All Saints Cathedral, AT&T, Brewers Community Foundation, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hunger Task Force, Jammin 98.3, Milwaukee Courier, Milwaukee County Transit System, Molina Healthcare, Pick ‘n Save, Cream City (WI) Chapter: The Links Incorporated, The Milwaukee Times, WE Energies Foundation, Wisconsin Center District, and WNOV.

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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. 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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