Free Lunch Program Suspended

The Salvation Army in Waterloo has temporarily suspended their free lunch program. The program had been offered Monday and Friday of each week, but their cook had to resign due to health issues. Volunteers had stepped in to keep the program going but the Salvation Army says it has come to a point where they need to hire a staff member for the program. The free meals will be on hold until that happens. The Salvation Army says they serve around 100 people at each meal and those people count on having that meal. The Salvation Army also says that they are experiencing a staffing shortage and staff are being redirected to its emergency shelters and youth program. Their perishable goods pantry will continue to operate as normal every Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm.