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The Salvation Army is serving up free lunch Friday on Market Square
The Salvation Army is serving up free lunch Friday on Market Square

The Salvation Army of Knoxville will be on Market Square Friday serving free soup to the public to spread the word about it's Soup and Shelter Club.

The Salvation Army's 2013 Souper Bowl is taking place the Square from 11:30am to 1pm.  There is no charge for the lunch, but donations are appreciated.  

The Salvation Army serves over 62,000 meals each year at an average cost of $1.01 per meal.  The Soup and Shelter Club is a way for you to make a monthly pledge - either from your checking account or your credit card - to help feed and shelter the homeless.   But The Salvation Army does more than just feed and shelter.  The organization also educates, equips and empowers each client to take the steps necessary to improve their own situation.  Last year alone, more than 200 men and women made the transition from homelessness to a lifestyle of employment, productivity and independence.   

 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org

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