The Salvation Army mission emphasizes meeting human needs without discrimination. This nonprofit is an international movement and an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, with the belief that all people are entitled to essentials such as food, clothing, safe housing, second chances and the opportunity to prosper. The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids offers breakfast and lunch at their facility to anyone in the community, A mobile feeding unit in the downtown area operates Monday through Friday and Saturday to ensure access to those who are in need of warm food. Additional services include a food pantry by appointment, senior and youth activities, rent and utilities assistance for eligible clients, and bus tickets, One of the most visible events is the signature Toys for Tots program that includes the Red Kettle Bell ringers over the holidays. The Salvation Army serves an estimated 34,000 members per year and has helped those in need throughout Cedar Rapids since 1888.