The Salvation Army opens our dining room at 1111 West Markham in Little Rock to the community twice each day for breakfast (7 AM) and dinner (5:30 PM). Anyone is welcome to come and share a hot meal. Additionally, we have church services and Bible study in the dining room on Sundays and Wednesdays at 4:45 PM.
We often provide more than 200 meals each day. Last year we served over 77,000 hot meals to hungry people. There are also special holiday meals for the hungry on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
This is part of what Salvation Army Founder William Booth called providing “soup, soap and salvation” to those in need.
“Soup” meant meeting the material needs of the poor: shelters, soup kitchens, job training and work programs.
The second step, “soap”, acknowledged one’s need for good clothing and cleanliness, the essentials for good self-esteem, confidence and dignity.
The vital last step is salvation. Booth famously said, “No one gets a blessing if they have cold feet and nobody ever got saved while they had toothache!”
This work could not be accomplished without volunteers and donors giving of their time and money to serve meals and donate food for our program. Please visit our volunteer section if you wish to get involved in our feeding program.