Feed The Kids is a summer meal program designed to meet the needs of hungry children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods by providing them a nutritious meal during the summer months. The Salvation Army vans bring lunches to neighborhoods, parks and street corners serving more than 1,300 lunches a day, Monday - Friday, for 10 weeks each summer. Meals served during the Feed the Kids program are prepared by teams of volunteers. Three ministry teams stop at 24 distribution sites providing lunches while building personal and community relationships. We see the same faces day after day and get to know the children. Many share that the lunch we provide is the only meal they have. Since 1990, volunteers have made over two million meals that have been delivered to hungry kids. The Salvation Army Feed The Kids program works together with other community agencies to address the causes of hunger and to provide nutritious meals to hungry children who would otherwise go without.

The below is based on a $2 meal which includes only a sandwich, fruit and milk. To add a snack to the lunch it can range anywhere from 50 cents to $1 more a lunch. 

  • $500 provides 250 meals without snack - 183 with snack
  • $1,000 provides 500 meals without snack  -  364 with snack
  • $5000 provides 2,500 meals without snack - 1,818 with snack

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  • individually wrapped snacks

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How to Apply

To receive assistance from this program please contact The Salvation Army's Social Services Department:

Kim Waldoch
Administrative Assistant to the Milwaukee County Social Services Director and Homeless Services Director
(414) 464-2940

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Feed The Kids program:

(414) 464-2940

To make a corporate gift or in kind donation:

Faithe Colas
Assistant Divisional Development Director
(414) 302-4300