Salvation Army’s ‘Feed the Kids’ program needs supplies

Program's tenth year begins June 11 in La Crosse

Volunteers for The Salvation Army in La Crosse are preparing for the tenth year of its Feed the Kids program, with deliveries starting on June 11.

Feed the Kids provides more than 300 lunches per week for kids in low income neighborhoods during the summer. The Salvation Army says it will focus on areas of highest need and delivery lunches at different sites in La Crosse. There will be no deliveries in Onalaska.

“This is my favorite program. While it breaks my heart to see so many kids who don’t have enough to eat, I love that we are able to make a difference in their lives with something as simple as a sack lunch,” said Program Coordinator Vicky Martin.

The Salvation Army delivered around 14,100 lunches last year and are in need of donations for this summer. Though they have enough peanut butter, the program is still in need of: jelly, fruit cups, pudding cups, granola bars, lunch meat, lunch sacks, Ziploc sandwich bags, bottled water, juice boxes and gas cards.

If you want to donate cash or supply items, you can do so at The Salvation Army, 233 N. 8th Street in La Crosse or go to