(Des Moines, IA) -- The Des Moines Salvation Army's Mobile Breakfast Feeding Program is expanding to three day sper week and additional stops, after a $10,000 grant from PepsiCO Foundation.
“We are proud and excited to partner with The Salvation Army to help bring the expansion of the mobile breakfast program across the Des Moines metro area. The new increased schedule will allow the program to impact more lives and help bring food to those who need it most. This outstanding program ties back to our mission of creating more smiles with every sip and every bite for consumers and our communities,” said Craig Foerg, PepsiCo. Senior GM Market Director Iowa/Nebraska.
The canteen will travel to known areas where there is a sizable population of struggling families or homeless in need of a good meal. It is run by a Salvation Army staff person and volunteers from many different churches and businesses. The casseroles, which are the main dish served, are made from volunteers in the community who bake, freeze and drop off the over 150 casseroles used each week!
“The canteen is not just about food. It’s also about hope. Every person served is treated with respect, dignity and caring. Letting them know they are not forgotten. Letting them know we are here to help, and they matter,” said Tamyra Harrison, Development Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “I think everyone should have the opportunity to serve on the canteen and see first-hand what the food, and caring, delivered through this program means to our fellow Iowans, struggling to survive, and how much it would affect them to be a part of it.”