Program Offers Warm Meals on Cold Nights

Jennifer Griswold

Program Offers Warm Meals on Cold Nights

CREATED Dec. 25, 2012

Every night during the winter months a group of volunteers with the Salvation Army hits the road with meals for those in need. They also bring along warm clothing. 

The Winter Night Watch Program has been helping people for 24 years. They send three vans out early December through February. They'll keep going into March if the temperatures are still cold. People in need of a meal are able to come up to the van and get some food. 

JJ Kuzman coordinates the program. He says, "if somebody comes to us while we're out there serving and they want a meal, they're going to get a meal for whatever reason we don't ask what their situation is."

Volunteers tell us it's a fun, easy way to give back to the community.

The Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers as well as donations. You can help the Winter Night Watch Program by donating money for food or sending winter clothing. They're especially in need of winter socks, gloves and hats for men.