The Salvation Army in Cranbrook is providing six schools with $1,000 each to help feed hungry children. That is $6,000 total the organization is giving.
“Feeding hungry children is our biggest program,” said Major Kirk Green, from the Salvation Army. “So we picked what we considered to be the six hungriest schools and we gave them each $1,000 to go towards their feeding programs, which is in addition to the 20,000 school lunches we will prepare this year.”
Major Green said the number of lunches the Salvation Army provides in Cranbrook has gone up quite a bit over the years.
“It was only about three years ago that it was 12,000,” he said. “And now it’s 20.”
Green said this year they also got some help with their school lunch program, as the United Way gave them $4,000 this past year.
“They asked if they can help and I said that would be awfully nice if somebody bought the bread for us,” Green said. “So they did, $4,000 worth of bread. That’s a lot of loaves of bread.”