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FORMER GREEN BAY PACKER HALL OF FAMER LEROY BUTLER, MAYOR TOM BARRETT & COMMUNITY LEADERS KICK OFF FEED THE KIDS SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM TODAY

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Released 17 June 2013

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FORMER GREEN BAY PACKER HALL OF FAMER LEROY BUTLER, MAYOR TOM BARRETT & COMMUNITY LEADERS KICK OFF FEED THE KIDS SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM TODAY

WHO: Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines, Alderman Robert Puente and Willie Wade; County Supervisor Russell Stamper Jr., and a very special guest appearance by Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler.

Also, Milwaukee Bucks ‘Bango’, Milwaukee Admiral’s ‘Rosco’, Molina Health Care’s ‘ Dr. Cleo’ and The Salvation Army’s ‘Captain Food Fight’ will join The Salvation Army in kicking off the Feed The Kids Summer Meals program

WHAT: Community leaders will prepare 1,500 lunches for The Salvation Army Feed The Kids summer meals program. The program is designed to meet the needs of children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. Feed the Kids is the only summer mobile feeding program in the City of Milwaukee.

WHEN: Today
           Monday, June 17, 2013
           Noon-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Red Arrow Park
             920 N. Water St.
             Milwaukee

BACKGROUND: The Feed The Kids Summer Meals program began in 1990. Since then The Salvation Army, through Feed The Kids, has prepared and delivered more than 2 million meals in the City of Milwaukee. In 2012, The Feed The Kids program provided 116,000 meals to hungry children between June and August.

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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. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.


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