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Salvation Army Summer Meals Program Begins

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 A popular Salvation Army Program promoting healthy growth in children is experiencing some healthy growth of its own.  The Salvation Army Mobile Outreach Program serves hot, nutritious meals to children at select Fargo parks all summer long.

This year, organizers have added a new location to the program, as well as both physical and education activities for kids after the meals. They say it is part of the organization's commitment to make a positive impact in the community.

"Last year, we served 2600 meals at three sites," said Major Byron Medlock, Corps Officer.  "This year, we added a fourth site, which is a closed site, an inside site and we believe our, an increase of about 70% will occur with that extra site."

The Salvation Army is in partnership with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, Share our Strength, Dakota Medical Foundation, CassClay Alive! partners, and Venture Youth Alliance partners. 

"We are excited to work with these area partners and are grateful for their desire to offer quality educational and physical activities for children who may not otherwise have those opportunities," Medlock adds.

The meals are served Monday through Friday around lunchtime June 9 through August 22. You can head to McCormick Park from 11:00-11:30 a.m. McCormick Park is located a 2106 9th Avenue South in Fargo.  Meals will be served at Madison Park, 3010 11th Avenue North, from noon-12:30 p.m.  Or you can go to McKinley Elementary, located at 9 1/2 Street North and 29th Avenue North, from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
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