Famous Idaho Potato Tour

In Hartford, CT The Salvation Army’s Right Place School Readiness Center had a visit from the famous Idaho Potato Tour. The truck travels around the country visiting schools to educate children about the nutritional value of potatoes. The children learned, played games and danced. Nutrition is an important part of The Right Place Center, their Farm-to-Preschool program introduces fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce into the classroom. The school also has a garden, which offers hands-on opportunities for the children to grow fruits and vegetables

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.