Because so many people flock to their nearest Cracker Barrel each day to enjoy the finest sausage, grits and gravy on the planet or indulge in a hot stack of pancakes; strategically crispy in just the right places, this restaurant has enjoyed incredible success and with this success they have opted to give back to the communities in which they work and reside.
The Salvation Army is blessed to be a recipient of this wonderful act of kindness!
The Cracker Barrel Foundation presented The Salvation Army-Nashville Red Shield Kids Club with a gift of $5,000 that will be used to support children’s programming throughout the year.
Penny Carroll, Director of The Cracker Barrel Foundation, said “We are grateful for the important contributions The Salvation Army is making in our community and are proud to support the efforts.”
The Salvation Army Red Shield Kids Club is a place where children can go after school or over the summer, where they have the opportunity to develop friendships, participate in fun activities, grow spiritually and acquire the skills they need to grow up to be contributing citizens in our communities.
Major Rob Vincent, Area Commander for The Salvation Army-Nashville said, “Our Red Shield Kids Club is a place where kids can play in a safe place, be off the streets and just be kids.”
At The Salvation Army Red Shield Kids Club, children participate in arts & crafts, computer class, sports & recreation and spiritual development.
Jeff Darnell, Program Director at The Salvation Army Red Shield Kids Club explained, “Many of the kids come to us with a tough street attitude, which is hard to break at first but at the end of the program they are sent off with better attitudes and sportsmanship.
For more information on how you can help support The Salvation Army Red Shield Kids Club, please contact Mike Servais at 615-242-0411. If you are interested in volunteering in the Kids Club, please call Joshua Lippincott at 615-242-0411
About The Cracker Barrel Foundation
Cracker Barrel Foundation seeks to strengthen and preserve our community by supporting programs in the areas of education, human services, cultural affairs and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that address children, youth and family issues, and emphasize traditional values such as hard work, education and self-reliance.