Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers for Feed The Kids Summer Meal Program
Interested individuals and families are invited to sign up to volunteer for The Salvation Army’s Feed The Kids Summer Meal Program during National Salvation Army Week, May 9 through May 14 at SAmilwaukee.org.
Feed The Kids is a summer meal program designed to meet the needs of children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. The Salvation Army vans bring lunch meals to neighborhoods, parks and street corners to serve an average of 2,000 lunches each day, Monday-Friday for 10 weeks each summer.
The meal assembly for the Feed The Kids program is completely volunteer supported. Twenty volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or until the meal assembly is completed. Volunteers under 18-years-of age must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of teens and children are welcomed, but require one adult per every four children.
National Salvation Army Week was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954-74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the United States. The proclamation stated: “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood… Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”