, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2013

Salvation Army hosts summer meals program

By Julie Huss

---- — DERRY — The Salvation Army summer meals tour is ready to roll.

This summer, the Salvation Army will once again offer its free summer meals program to children in town.

Beginning June 25, the program will offer nutritious lunches at various locations while students are on summer break.

This is the third year for the program. Locations this year are Hood Park on Tuesdays and the Fairways apartment complex on Thursdays.

The program is served out of the Salvation Army’s emergency canteen, and will take healthy food on the road through the summer.

The program stems from a need in the community once school is out.

Children receive nutritious meals through school lunch programs, but once school ends, often families don’t have the means to keep healthy meals going.

Menu choices include sandwiches like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and hamburgers, fruit, healthy snacks, and juice or water.

The meal program continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the summer.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations and also nonperishable food items including snacks, juice or fruit cups.

For information or to make donations, call the Salvation Army at 434-7790.