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Siouxland charity works to make sure children get a healthy lunch


A Siouxland charity group is working to make sure school age children in their area get nutritious meals during the summer months.

The Norfolk Area Salvation Army recently unveiled their Cruisin' Kids Summer Lunch and held their most recent event Tuesday in Norfolk.

Salvation Army officials say there are four elementary schools in the area with at least 50% of enrollment on free or reduced lunch which means potentially seven hundred children in the area cannot afford lunch during the school year.

Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the Salvation Army sets up a mobile food unit in Central Park to offer free lunch to those children.

Salvation Army officials say the mobile unit helps keep kids who get help with lunches during the school year from falling through the cracks during summer break.

"We're looking to do what we can to make sure that the kids are fed during the summer months, so that there isn't as much of a drop off in learning, education or nutrition," Captain RC Duskin, Salvation Army said.

Salvation Army officials say Central Park is a great location because it centrally located between all four elementary schools.

The Cruisin' Kitchen will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until August 8th.

Although there are limited resources, Salvation Army officials say the community has really stepped up to help promote this program.

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