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Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Unit Serves the City's Poor

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 General News J E 4
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Operates on Chicago Streets daily, feeding 20,000 people each month



WHO: Lt. Colonel David Grindle, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army



WHAT: The Salvation Army's Mobile Feeding Unit



Lt. Colonel David E. Grindle travels with mobile feeding unit to deliver meals to those in need. The Salvation Army's Mobile Feeding Unit travels daily throughout the city to feed those in need of hot, nutritional meals. The Mobile Feeding program has been in existence for 30 years and through the program, The Salvation Army is able to feed approximately 20,000 people monthly. As demands for help far outpace this year's donations, this and other services offered by the Army may be impacted.



WHEN: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 beginning at 1:30 p.m.



WHERE: Harbor Light Center (1:30 p.m. departure point)

1515 W. Monroe Street



SCHEDULED STOPS:

Madison & Francisco

Madison & Whipple

Maypole & Kedzie

10 S. Kedzie

Roosevelt & St. Louis

Roosevelt & Avery

16th & Lawndale

15th & Kedzie

13th & Kedzie



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



MEDIA NOTE: INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY



Media is invited to ride along with the mobile unit, or to meet the unit at various stops.



Each individual stop may last from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on how many people are in need. For up to date information regarding where the mobile feeding unit is at any given moment, please call Nykeya Woods at 773.732.3232. Colonel Grindle will be available to interview at each of these locations.



To donate to, or learn more about The Salvation Army, go to www.salarmychicago.org, or call 1.800.SAL.ARMY.



CONTACT: Lisa Riley, +1-773-885-3433, or Michael Braver, +1-773-551-9069 (cellular), both of the Salvation Army



/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Dec. 22/



SOURCE The Salvation Army
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