The Salvation Army, Greater Baltimore Command recently announced its participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides meals at no separate charge to enrolled children at 1114 N. Calvert St., in Baltimore.

The goal of the program is to improve the diets of young children and provide access to more nutritious foods, namely those meeting standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals are available to all participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Salvation Army has been part of Baltimore for 130 years. An international movement, the organization is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. The basic social services developed by founder William Booth in 1880 ? to provide food and shelter for the hungry and homeless ? have remained an outward visible expression of the Army’s strong religious principles. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established.

Among these are disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, emergency and transitional shelters, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, contact: The Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command at 814 Light St.