The Salvation Army Million Meals for Haiti
Friday, May 21, 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

As part of a nationwide effort to get nutritious food to the starving people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is partnering with Drexel University, and the Pennsylvania National Guard to host a city-wide Salvation Army Million Meals for Haiti event Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at the State Armory at Drexel University.The Salvation Army needs your help.

Mayor Michael Nutter called on business and civic leaders to get behind the effort to amass the army of 5,000 volunteers needed to assemble and package the meals, which are specially designed to boost the immune systems of malnourished people.

Individuals (11 years of age and older), families, and corporate, school, church, and community groups are encouraged to volunteer for at least one, 2-hour shift. Shifts begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 21st and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22nd, and 12-14 volunteers are needed for each packing station.

Register online now, at

“One million meals is a mighty task and we are grateful for the support we are already receiving from Drexel University, the Pennsylvania National Guard, Clear Channel Radio, Greater Exodus Baptist Church, Laborer’s Union Local 57, and UPS,” said Major Jorge Diaz, director of operations for The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia.

“UPS is proud to mobilize our employees and their families to assist in The Salvation Army Million Meals for Haiti project,” said Rosemary Turner, vice president and chief operating officer, Chesapeake District, of UPS. “UPS has been working with The Salvation Army since January to deliver food, water and other emergency supplies, and together we are making a difference.”
Please consider volunteering for this vital project.

To learn more, contact Mary Harmer at Mary.Harmer@use.salvationar