When school lets out there are Milwaukee children who no longer have access to a daily meal.
The Salvation Army aims to fill that gap with its Feed the Kids summer meal program. The program kicked off its 2016 program at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.
Molina Healthcare gave the Salvation Army a $2,000 check to cover the 2,000 meals made for opening day.
More than 50 community leaders, volunteers, and donors made the meals of ham and cheese sandwiches, apples, and a treat.
"Last year we made 83,000 sandwiches. This year we picked up a few more neighborhoods so we anticipate somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 sandwiches over the course of the summer," said Major Dan Jennings, divisional commander for the Salvation Army.
There is always a need for volunteers to drive the vans to deliver the meals and to help make sandwiches. Major Jennings said volunteers can call the office for more information.
The Salvation Army will also give route information for people who would like a meal.
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