Summer Feeding Program at the Kroc

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Continues to Feed the Community

With summer upon us, many children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will struggle with food insecurity as their families face the need for more food during the summer. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is here to help as we have for the last 10 years and plan to keep doing for years to come. You can come for a day of fun with your family and enjoy our spray park and receive a free healthy meal during the summer season. There is no cost to this program and all children under the age of 18 are eligible for free meals. Meals will be served starting at 11:45 am with snack at 2:45 pm Monday to Friday. The spraypark will open on Saturday, June 1 this year and remain open through Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday.

Families interested in visiting the spraypark are encouraged to come in as soon as possible to register free of charge in order to help the Kroc Center keep a safe environment for all the children who attend.

During the summer months, many men, women and children here in Ashland turn to The Salvation Army for assistance. In fact, summer is The Salvation Army’s second busiest season of the year. We will continue to provide community meals at 11 am inside the Kroc Center.

Additionally, the Kroc Center will serve as a cooling center during the hottest times of the year.

Check out their social media platforms @AshlandKroc on Instagram and Twitter as well as our Facebook page for potential weather closings.

You can help us help Ashland continue to be a special place by donating to the Kroc Center or volunteering. Please check out or call 419-281-8001 and ask for Brandon Wells. We are always looking for corporate and individual sponsors for our programs here at the Kroc Center.

About the Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to or

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