Cortland Salvation Army is underway with Week 2 of its “Summer Fun Days in a Box” program, delivering daily meals and activities right to the door of local families and children.
The initiative was planned in light of the cancellation of Salvation Army’s annual “Summer Fun Days” day camp.
That would’ve been held this month had it not been for COVID-19.
Within 24 hours of registration opening, officials say around 100 Cortland families had signed up their more than 220 children to participate.
“We could have never imagined the dedication and devotion so many have to serving their fellow neighbor,” said Capt. Rebecca March of Cortland Salvation Army. “Doing 100 deliveries a day is no small task. We would not be able to do this without help from our partners. It is amazing to see what we are able to achieve when a group of people unite together with a common purpose.”
Collaborating with Salvation Army on the project are school districts and agencies across the County including Rotary International, CAPCO and Cortland United Way.
Deliveries began last Tuesday (July 7) and will continue through the end of the month.
Each day, children are provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as an activity to take part in that day.