Two weeks from start of summer food program

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) The Hastings Salvation Army is putting closing preparations on their summer food program. The third year for the program is set to begin July 8.

Thermo King gives the Hastings Salvation Army a $10,000 check for their mobile food pantry. (Reporter, KSNB)

Major Dale Brandenburg, of the the Salvation Army, says after serving an average of 75 people during the first year, their program is growing.

"Last year, the last two or three weeks of the program, we were doing 300 meals a day," said Brandenburg

Brandenburg noted that some schools have summer lunch programs for kids, leading to some differences in their program.

"That's why we started a dinner program," said Brandenburg. "It's not just for children. Our program is open to anybody who walks up to the trailer."

Beginning July 8, the Salvation Army trailer will be at Stuff'N'Storage on H Street at 4:00 p.m. and the former Smitty's Electric building at 5:00 p.m. for six weeks.