Salvation Army to distribute free lunches to children this week

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – The Salvation Army in Aberdeen will be distributing free lunches to area children Monday through Friday. Schools have been canceling a week of classes or implementing extended spring breaks in response to COVID-19. For many children that means daily food instability.

The non-profit is also seeking volunteers and donations. To volunteer or donate food call 605-225-7410 for Tony Jones, ext. 15, or Maj. Mary Hunt, ext. 12.

“We want to get the word out so kids can come and get themselves some lunch,” said Hunt Saturday.

The Salvation Army Food Truck will be handing out the lunches in seven Aberdeen locations for children; schedule and locations follow.

16th Street Park: 11:30 a.m., S. 16th St. and Eighth Ave S.W.

Frontier Park: 11:45 a.m., 1015 Fourth Ave. S.W.

Aldrich Park: 11:55 a.m., 300 N. Main St.

Manor Park: Noon., 1115 N. Jay St.

Dakota Square: 12:20 p.m., North Dakota Street.

Melgaard Park: 12:45 p.m., 501 E. Melgaard Road.

Roosevelt Park: 1 p.m., 15 S. Roosevelt St.

Central Park: 1:20 p.m., 113 S. Jay St.

The truck will be at each location for about 10-15 minutes.