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Kids Cruisin' Kitchen

Weekdays
June 1-August 5

Hunger Skyrockets during the Summer

In Nebraska, 1 in 6 children is considered food insecure, which means they might not know where they will get their next meal. Summer is a particularly challenging time because kids aren’t eating meals in school and parents often struggle with additional food and child care costs. 

More than 40 percent of children in Nebraska receive free or reduced-price school lunches. In some schools, these numbers climb as high as 80 or 90 percent. Families must seek other resources for meals when school is out of session. 

The Kids Cruisin' Kitchen program helps bridge the gap for these families by serving meals to kids in need via our mobile canteens (food trucks), which travel around to various locations throughout the city.

 

The 2022 Kids Cruisin' Kitchen Season Starts on June 1 and Runs through August 5.

Now in its 11th year, Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen provides hot, nutritious lunches — free of charge — to metro-area children at the places where they live and play, such as apartment complexes, libraries and parks. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible for meals. 

The Salvation Army's canteens will stop at six locations five days a week (Monday-Friday) this season. Click the red button below for more details about the sites, which cover a wide swath of the metro area. Serving times will vary by stop location. Remember – in order to receive a meal, you must eat the meal on-site.  

Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen meals will be served by Salvation Army teams out of Salvation Army canteens.

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We Need Kids Cruisin' Kitchen Volunteers! 

Are you ready to help ensure kids have full bellies this summer? Sign up to volunteer for Kids Cruisin' Kitchen! You will be part of a team that will make three stops along a designated route, serving meals to children in the area. Make a child's day and sign up today!

If you’re interested in volunteering for our Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen summer-feeding program — but you’re hesitant about the time commitment — then we have a new volunteering option for you! If you want to serve, but you need a shorter schedule, we can help. Please contact our Volunteer Department at wstvolunteers@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 402-898-6000 to find out more.

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Consider Making a Donation to Help Those Struggling with Hunger and Food Insecurity. Thank You!

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