New meals service added to Salvation Army’s summer program
In 2013, Over 14,000 lunches were served to Livingston County families in just eight weeks through The Salvation Army of Livingston County’s Summer Lunch Bunch program. Even with that many meals provided, with over 25 percent of Livingston County’s children receiving free and reduced lunches, so many more bellies needed to be filled during the summer.
To help fill those bellies, in collaboration, The Howell Public Schools
join The Salvation Army of Livingston County and The Livingston County
Hunger Council to add an additional summer food service site to the Summer Lunch Bunch Program, “Meet up and Eat Up!”
“Meet Up and Eat Up” is an open food-only service site providing free meals
to children up to 18 or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled
in an educational program recognized by a state or local public
educational agency for the mentally or physically disabled. Adult meals
are also available for only $3.50 (cash only). There is no income
requirement, no application or no waiting list — just show up, all will be
The program runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 22, 2014, at Challenger Elementary School, 1066 W Grand River Ave. in Howell.
If you need more than just a meal, it’s not too late to participate at one
of the traditional Summer Lunch Bunch program locations. Share a meal,
play games, make crafts and go home with a box of pantry lunches for the
week. There is a unique, fun program each time. The traditional Summer
Lunch Bunch program locations meet 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. one time per week:
Monday — Hamburg — St. Paul Lutheran Church
Tuesday — Brighton — Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church
Wednesday — Fowlerville — St. Agnes Church
Thursday — Howell — SonRise Church
Friday — Hartland — Hartland Community Education Building
Sign up for the traditional program at the Salvation Army Corps Community Building at 503 Lake St. in Howell from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the corps’ website, download the application and bring it with you the first day. You can also contact Liz at 517.546.4750, ext. 107.
The programs are supported through monetary and in-kind donations, as well as USDA grants. To help support the programs, someone can sponsor 71 served meals — enough meals for two children through the entire program — for only $250; or provide 758 pounds of canned food for only $500.
Support for the summer feeding program can be sent to the Salvation Army of Livingston County, P.O. Box 647, Howell, MI 48844, or dropped off at our Howell corps office at 503 Lake St. in Howell.