Apr 07, 2021 8:21 PM

Salvation Army, organizations teaming up for food, fun, and info

Posted Apr 07, 2021 8:21 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

The Salvation Army and a number of community agencies are joining forces Saturday for food, fun, and info, and you're invited!

Growing Hope Together is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and will be outside at the Salvation Army, 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue. CDC guidelines, including the wearing of facemasks and social distancing will be required.

The Salvation Army's Lieutenant Elis Pomales Morales told Salina Post that the event started as a discussion about outreach for north Salina and grew into an event open to everyone.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," Pomales Morales said.

The idea is to provide community resource information in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. There will be a variety of family activities including games for children. Free food from the the Salvation Army's canteen will be available. Additionally, a number of community organizations will be on hand, including the following.

Boy Scouts of America

Salina Fire Department

Central Kansas Mental Health Center

North Salina Community Development

Salina Family Healthcare Center

Salina Police Department

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People