Summer food program begins for children at risk of hunger

BRAFB_Logo_NEWThe Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, sponsoring 15 sites June through August for children at risk of going hungry in the Valley area.

The Food Bank expects to provide food to more than 1,840 children across its 25-county service area through the Program this summer. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to reach children who may not get nutritious meals at home over the vacation, particularly students who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The Food Bank provides food to places like the Boys and Girls Clubs, summer school programs, churches and recreation programs for children at risk of hunger.

Donations to the Food Bank typically decrease during the summer months. However, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, and many students who would otherwise eat breakfast and lunch at school no longer have access to those meals during the summer.

The Program will help hundreds of local children in need, providing snacks and/or breakfast and lunch. Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The sites offering summer feeding programs are:

Agency NameStreet AddressCityStateZip CodePhone NumberProgramsHours of Operation*
Booker T. Washington Center1114 W. Johnson St.StauntonVa24401540-332-39886/20-7/29 M-FBreakfast 9AM-930AM; Lunch12PM-12:30PM
Camp Excel—StauntonVSDB Building Shinpaugh-Yates Educations Building,       514 East Beverley St.StauntonVa24401540-213-75936/13-7/22 M W FAfternoon Snack 2:10PM-2:20PM
Waynesboro Teen Center302 E. Main St.WaynesboroVa22980540-949-45166/20-7/29  M-FBreakfast 9AM-10AM Lunch12PM-1PM
Waynesboro Public Library600 South Wayne Ave.WaynesboroVa22980540-649-28686/20-7/29 M-FAM Snack11:30AM-11:45AM PM Snack 2PM-2:15PM
Wenonah Elementary125 N Bayard AveWaynesboroVa22980540-946-46606/20-7/29 M-FLunch 12PM-1PM; PM Snack1:45PM-2PM
Elkton Elementary302 W B St.ElktonVa22827540-830-17166/13-8/19 M-FLunch 11AM-12PM PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Boys & Girls Club–South River Unit2101 Elm Ave.GrottoesVa24441540-249-01116/13-8/19 M-FLunch 11-12PMSnack 3-3:30
Plains Elementary225 American Legion Dr.TimbervilleVa22853540-896-33106/13-8/19 M-FLunch 11AM-12PM PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Simms Boys & Girls Club620 Simms Ave.HarrisonburgVa22803540-434-60606/13-8/19  M-FLunch 11AM-11:30AM; PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation305 South Dogwood Dr.HarrisonburgVa22801540-433-24746/13-8/19 M-FAM Snack M W TH 10AM-10:30AM – T & F9AM-9:30AM; PM Snack 3-3:30
Highland Elementary252 Myers/Moon Rd.MontereyVa24465540-468-63606/20-7/8 M-FBreakfast 8AM-8:15AM; Lunch12:15PM-12:30PM
Campus Kitchen at Washington & Lee20 Fairfield School Rd.FairfieldVa24435540-458-46696/13-8/1 MLunch 12PM-12:30PM
Campus Kitchen, Summer Fun300 Diamond St.LexingtonVa24450540-458-46696/13-8/4 M-ThPM Snack 2PM-2:15PM
Kate Collins Middle School1625 Ivy StWaynesboroVa22980540-946-46356/20-7/14 M-ThAM Snack 9AM-9:15Am; Lunch11:30AM-12:15PM
Enderly Heights Elementary101 Woodland AvenueBuena VistaVa24416540-261-61516/6-8/15 M-FBreakfast 8AM-8:30AM; PM Snack 3:30PM-4PM


*Schedules are subject to change; please call to confirm hours of operation.


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