The Salvation Army Milwaukee County to Proceed With Feed The Kids Program

Jun 15, 2020


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The Salvation Army to Proceed With Feed The Kids Program
Extra precautions will be taken to ensure safety


MILWAUKEE COUNTY – The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will proceed with its annual Feed the Kids program this summer. Due to COVID-19, volunteers and staff will take extra precautions with packing and handing out lunches.

Feed The Kids, which will run June 15 to August 21 (Monday through Friday), is a summer meal program for children living in Milwaukee’s underserved neighborhoods. Volunteers will prepare about 1,500 lunches per day. The lunches will contain a sandwich, cheese stick, snack (every Friday) and 100% fruit juice.

“This is a critical need in our community,” said Major Steve Woodard. “In 2019, The Salvation Army served 66,614 meals through this program,”

Meals will be distributed to 21 different neighborhoods (three routes) on Milwaukee's north and south sides.

Here are the extra precautions The Salvation Army is using to ensure the safe preparation and delivery of food:

  • Temperatures will be taken prior to volunteers/staff entering the building
  • Volunteers preparing and handing out sandwiches will be following social distancing guidelines
  • We will have hand sanitizer available for staff to utilize before and after serving meals
  • Staff will be wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks when making and handing out lunches
  • Cones will be placed to indicate where individuals should line up if they are participating in the program

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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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