The Salvation Army To Provide Lunch For Oak Creek Students During School Closures

Mar 16, 2020


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


The Salvation Army To Provide Lunch For Oak Creek Students During School Closures

OAK CREEK, WI - The Salvation Army of Oak Creek, in partnership with Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District and with support from OCFSD Moms Facebook group, has organized a bag lunch feeding program for the first week of school closures in Oak Creek associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

Lunch distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 at:

  • Forest Ridge Elementary, 2220 W. Drexel Rd., Oak Creek, WI
  • Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Rd., Oak Creek, WI
  • The Salvation Army Oak Creek, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, WI

"Families will be able to drive through a lunch line and pick up bag lunches for their students. This process will help minimize exposure and hopefully speed up the line," said Major Steve Woodard, Milwaukee County Coordinator. "Future weeks will be assessed and reviewed based on the need."

Bag lunches will include a sandwich, a fruit, a snack, and milk or juice.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Snack and supply donations. The Oak Creek School district will provide The Salvation Army with staple food donations of bread, lunch meat and produce. Snack items are needed as well as paper lunch bags, sandwich bags and food service gloves.
Monetary donations. You can make cash and check donations directly to the Oak Creek Salvation Army or make an online donation at: OakCreekSA.org

###

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.


Related Content: Media Alert / Press Release / News, Emergency Assistance, Milwaukee County