To the Editor:
We are so grateful to this amazing Piqua community for the tremendous investment of time and finances for our Summer Feeding Program this year. In our 21st year, we served 12,566 meals during a 12-week period from June to August. For those not familiar with the program, we prepare hot lunch meals for youth ages 1 to 18 five days a week during the summer when school is out. The meals are then distributed by our mobile canteen at six sites around Piqua and our location at 129 S. Wayne St. We are able to make this happen because of the generous support of the community of Piqua, which gives not only financial support, but also gave over 1,200 volunteer hours to staff the program this year. Thank you, volunteers, for giving your time to help others in our community!
We want to say a special thanks to our longtime volunteer cook, Susanne Pummill. She has given many years and thousands of hours of her time to make sure children in our community don’t go hungry.
Once again we say “thank you” to all who donated time and financial support to this very important program! Without community support, the program simply could not exist.
— Majors Robert and Jody Kramer, Corps officers
The Salvation Army