Be a Shield: Serve a Meal

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    Be a Shield: Serve a Meal

    Click hereIn 2011, The Salvation Army served 74,599 meals at the Center of Hope Shelter in downtown Little Rock. In 2012, that number increased to 85,854. While this dramatic increase is troubling, we have faith that our volunteers will support us in filling this need.

    How you can help:

    GET ORGANIZED - Gather a group of friends, coworkers, or church members to serve a meal at our shelter. This is a great opportunity to get involved and SEE exactly how your gift is impacting the lives of our neighbors in need. Several local churches have made this a regular part of their ministry. School organizations have used this as a service project to fill requirements for volunteer hours. If you want to serve, but feel overwhelmed at the idea of cooking for such a large group, be a meal sponsor and let us prepare the meal for you.

    CAN’T SERVE? BE A SPONSOR - Depending on the meal, it can cost anywhere between $150 and $400 to purchase food for each meal at our shelter. If you are unable to purchase and prepare the meal, we would deeply appreciate your sponsorship at any level. As a sponsor, we can assign you and your team a designated night on our meal calendar.

    You can donate online or mail/drop off a check at our office at 1111 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201

    HAVE QUESTIONS? SCHEDULE A TOUR - Contact us at 501-374-9296 ext. 110 or by email at We will be happy to show you around, answer questions, and share best practices.

    ADOPT A MEAL ON OUR MEAL CALENDAR - Below is our dinner calendar for December. Dinner is served at 5:00 PM each evening. Please consider adopting a night:

    December 1 – Delta Sigma Theta (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 2 – The Albee Family (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 3 – Sarah and Matt Beckman (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 4 – Arkansas Rehab Services (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 5 – Available

    December 6 – Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 7 – The Beckman Family (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 8 – Odouj Family (THANK YOU!!!)

    December  9 – Salvation Army Advisory Board Members (THANK YOU!!!)

    December  10 – Park Hill Baptist Church (THANK YOU!!!)

    December  11 – Collegeville Elementary KICKS 5 Officers (THANK YOU!!!)

    December  12 – South Little Rock Recruiting (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 13 – Ambitious Girls, Inc (THANK YOU!!!)

    December  14 – Order of the Eastern Star (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 15 – MedEvolve (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 16 —  Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 17 — First United Methodist Church NLR (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 18 – Second Baptist Church Downtown (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 19 – South Little Rock Recruiting (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 20 – SEC 2015 Women’s Basketball Teams’ Representatives (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 21 – Parkway Place Baptist Church (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 22 — Bobbie Lee Family (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 23 – J. Wilkinson and Friends (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 24 – Susky Family (THANK YOU!!!)


    December 26 – South Little Rock Recruiting (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 27 – Rays of Light (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 28 — Friendship Baptist Church (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 29 – MedEvolve (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 30 – The Brotherhood (THANK YOU!!!)

    December 31 — Greater Center Star Baptist Church (THANK YOU!!!)