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Food Network Star to meet with The Salvation Army and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis on Second Chances in Ferguson

Pathway of Hope and Re-Entry programs for formerly incarcerated to be discussed

St. Louis, Mo. – Award winning chef, best-selling author, and Food Network star Chef Jeff Henderson will be in St. Louis on Thursday, August 18 to meet with leaders of The Salvation Army Midland Division and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

The round table discussion on second chances in Ferguson will take place at The Salvation Army Midland Division’s new Midtown Service and Treatment Center located at 2900 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103 at 1:30 p.m. The new Ferguson Empowerment Center, The Salvation Army’s Re-Entry Program at the new center, the Pathway of Hope program and The Urban League’s Save Our Sons (SOS) workforce training programs for African American and other men residing in Ferguson and the surrounding North St. Louis County communities will be among the topics discussed.
Chef Jeff will meet with Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, divisional commander of The Salvation Army Midland Division and Mike McMillan, President and CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and other Salvation Army officers and staff.

Chef Jeff was a former imprisoned drug dealer who became a renowned celebrity chef and TV star who now speaks to youth about his life lessons and providing inspiration to help change lives.

The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program strives to break the cycle of poverty by getting families involved with one-on-one counseling, life skills training and resources specifically designed to help increase stability and self-sufficiency long term.

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Save Our Sons program provides job training and assistance with resumes and management services.
The Salvation Army Midland Division and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will share their partnership and plans for the new Ferguson Empowerment Center with Chef Jeff.

Chef Jeff will also be given a tour of the new Midtown Service and Treatment Center, a new state of the art, 22,500 square foot facility providing residential drug and alcohol abuse treatment opening later this fall by The Salvation Army Midland Division.

Chef Jeff is the keynote speaker for The Salvation Army’s Doing The Most Good luncheon on Friday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chase Park Plaza at 212 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 630108. The luncheon honors individuals or organizations that have made a difference in improving the quality of life throughout the Bi-State Region.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.