The Salvation Army Kicks Off Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen Summer Feeding Program

Once kids are out of school for summer break, access to dependable sources of nutritious food plummets, which is why The Salvation Army (‘s Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen—a program which provides free, hot lunches to children 18 years and younger at seven locations around the metro through August 6—is such an important program in the community.

“On the days when I can’t provide a meal for my son, it’s nice to have this,” said Michelle Stewart, who picked up lunch for her son on a recent Thursday at Chandler Pointe Apartments in Bellevue.

Last summer, amid the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was temporarily paused while The Salvation Army and Food Bank for the Heartland focused resources on launching a drive-thru food distribution program at area schools. This year, Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen has resumed, with The Salvation Army temporarily overseeing the program while Food Bank for the Heartland continues to focus on ongoing programs that address emergency community needs related to the pandemic.

The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers to serve as mobile food truck drivers and to help distribute the meals. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, call (402) 898-6000 or email Learn more online at