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The Salvation Army in Norfolk, NE is helping to feed hungry kids over the summer


Salvation Army officials announced the "Kids Cruisin' Kitchen" at their annual luncheon in Norfolk on Thursday.

The Kitchen will be set up in Norfolk's Central Park this summer.

It will provide free, healthy meals to low-income kids in the area.

Salvation Army Captain. R.C. Duskin says most low-income kids rely on schools for most of their nutritious meals, and they don't get those over summer vacation.

The Kids Cruzin' Kitchen hopes to fill that need and provide the children with the nutrients their growing bodies need.

Salvation Army leaders say over 68-percent of Norfolk elementary school students are part of the free and reduced lunch program, so they anticipate a high volume of those who may need such a service.

The Salvation Army has already gotten a big financial boost for the Cruisin' Kitchen.

Thursday's keynote speaker at the luncheon was former Husker football player Matt Davison.

He announced that his foundation would be donating $10,000 to the Norfolk charity.

With only about 5 to 6 weeks of the school year left, organizers will be busy with their planning and preparations.

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