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LEROY BUTLER & SALVATION ARMY TEAM
UP THIS SUMMER!
Feed the Kid Meals Program Kicks off
Wauwatosa, WI (April 26, 2013) Feed the Kids will kick off
its summer meal program on Monday, June 17 at Red Arrow Park in downtown
Milwaukee. Community and business leaders will volunteer to prepare lunch
meals for area children for one hour.
“I use to be one of those kids,” shares LeRoy Butler Green Bay
Packer Hall of Famer and Salvation Army 2013 Red Kettle Honorary Chair and
ambassador. Butler grew up in the projects of Jacksonville, FL., with his
mother and siblings.
“41% of children in Milwaukee are hungry and living in poverty. We
served 116,686 meals through our Feed the Kids Summer meals program last year.
We expect that number to increase this summer,” said Major Roger Ross,
Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
Since 1990 The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County has provided nutritious
meals to hungry children who would otherwise go without through its Feed the
Kids summer meal program. Now in its 23rd year, Feed the Kids is the only
mobile summer meal program of its kind in Milwaukee. The program is designed to
meet the needs of children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods and
operates in collaboration with Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Public School
District, West Allis/West Milwaukee School District, Milwaukee Center for
Independence, Boys & Girls Clubs, Social Development Commission and
Heartlove Place. For more information regarding meal sites and times, call 211
or go to www.impactinc.org.
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.