'Feed The Kids' summer meal program kicks off; 'They're not forgotten during this time'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's the season for summer meal programs in Milwaukee. Last week, the Hunger Task Force launched its annual effort and on Monday, June 14, the Salvation Army kicked off its "Feed The Kids" program, with an assist from the Milwaukee Brewers.
An impressive team of volunteers gathered to put the meals together at the Tailgate Haus located outside American Family Field.
The Salvation Army will deliver the meals -- a sandwich, fruit, a snack and milk -- to neighborhoods on Milwaukee's north and south sides.
Major Steven Woodward says while need really knows no season, it's intensified by the pandemic and by the fact that a lot of kids normally get their lunches at school.
'When school's out, they don't have a place to go. And the Salvation Army wanted to help provide that hope and healing for them, provide a meal for them and give them an opportunity to reach out and get some great sustenance, but also know that they're not forgotten during this time," said Major Steven Woodward, Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army Feed The Kids program runs for ten weeks through August. For more information CLICK HERE.