LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - With school being out of session and so many La Crosse families needing help putting food on the table.
The Salvation Army is stepping up to make sure their children are getting the nutrients they need while summer break. The non-profit started its Feed the Kids program just three weeks ago. In that time, volunteers have packed nearly 5,900 sack lunches for low income children.
With close to 300 lunches being packed a day, the programs coordinator says volunteers are running out of supplies.
"We put a sandwich in each lunch, a drink in lunch, we'd like to have fruits and vegetables fresh to go in there, we don't always, and then we like to put one snack in with it, you know, kind of like a treat," said Vicky Martin.
Organizers of the program say they really need things like plastic spoons, brown paper bags, fruits, vegetables, and individual sized snacks to go with the lunch.
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