Local agencies get together to provide kids with free lunches :: The Courier News :: Town Talk

As unemployment rates throughout the area continue to rise and area schools are on summer break, the ability of many children from low-income homes to have access to nutritional meals is a growing concern.That’s why the city of Elgin and a number of nonprofit organizations announced they have teamed up to provide free lunches to kids 18 and younger from June 22 to Aug. 21 through a children’s summer nutrition program.Read more: http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/news/talk/1657655,Elgin-Talk-Around-Town_EL070909.article

Hunger Looks Like Me – Personal Fundraising campaign (June 1 – August 31)

In March 2009, requests for groceries at some Chicago corps community centers were up more than 100 percent compared to March 2008. And if the unemployment rate continues to rise, as expected, even more people will be looking to The Salvation Army for assistance with feeding their families. By supporting The Salvation Army, you can make a difference.startButtonGet involved by creating your own personal “grocery bag” fundraiser. Invite your friends and family. Make it a competition to see who can get the most donations and fill up a grocery bag.Learn More | Make A Donation

Soaps It Up! National Car wash Fundraiser

carwashThe Soaps It Up! Car Wash Fundraiser benefiting The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division took place Saturday, June 20th at the divisional headquarters parking lot. Twelve volunteers washed cars and through donations raised more than $440 for The Salvation Army’s programs and services. The car wash was held in partnership with George’s Carstar business.View Photo Gallery

Cardinal Fitness Is Teaming Up With The Salvation Army for 1st Annual School Supply Drive

cardinalFitnessCardinal Fitness is teaming up with The Salvation Army to help collect school supplies for Chicagoland students.  Through August 10th, members of the community are encouraged to help support this great cause by bringing new school supplies to any participating Cardinal Fitness location. The Salvation Army will be disturbing the supplies to schools in the Chicagoland area.Stop by any participating Cardinal Fitness location and ask a manager for details! For a list of participating locations, visit www.cardinalfitness.com.Learn More