Salvation Army helps feed low-income children during summer vacation

More than 45 percent of kids in the La Crosse School District rely on free and reduced lunch.

However, when school ends many of those kids struggle to find a meal come lunch time.

To help, The Salvation Army is once again offering free lunch to low-income children through its “Feed the Kids program.”

It delivers sack lunches to kids living in low-income neighborhoods.

On Monday, volunteers packed about 300 lunches, which were delivered to seven different areas around the city.

“It’s one of those things I take for granted. I could go home every single day and make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, big deal, but to these kids it is a big deal to have a meal, a nutritious meal that tastes good, and sometimes the biggest thing is knowing someone cared enough about them to prepare that meal for them,”  said Julie Nelson from Salvation Army.

Lunches will be delivered every Monday through Friday until the end of the summer.