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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 Name Street Address City State Zip Code Phone Number Programs Hours of Operation*
Booker T. Washington Center 1114 W. Johnson St. Staunton Va 24401 540-332-3988 6/20-7/29 M-F Breakfast 9AM-930AM; Lunch12PM-12:30PM
Camp Excel—Staunton VSDB Building Shinpaugh-Yates Educations Building,       514 East Beverley St. Staunton Va 24401 540-213-7593 6/13-7/22 M W F Afternoon Snack 2:10PM-2:20PM
Waynesboro Teen Center 302 E. Main St. Waynesboro Va 22980 540-949-4516 6/20-7/29  M-F Breakfast 9AM-10AM Lunch12PM-1PM
Waynesboro Public Library 600 South Wayne Ave. Waynesboro Va 22980 540-649-2868 6/20-7/29 M-F AM Snack11:30AM-11:45AM PM Snack 2PM-2:15PM
Wenonah Elementary 125 N Bayard Ave Waynesboro Va 22980 540-946-4660 6/20-7/29 M-F Lunch 12PM-1PM; PM Snack1:45PM-2PM
Elkton Elementary 302 W B St. Elkton Va 22827 540-830-1716 6/13-8/19 M-F Lunch 11AM-12PM PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Boys & Girls Club–South River Unit 2101 Elm Ave. Grottoes Va 24441 540-249-0111 6/13-8/19 M-F Lunch 11-12PMSnack 3-3:30
Plains Elementary 225 American Legion Dr. Timberville Va 22853 540-896-3310 6/13-8/19 M-F Lunch 11AM-12PM PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Simms Boys & Girls Club 620 Simms Ave. Harrisonburg Va 22803 540-434-6060 6/13-8/19  M-F Lunch 11AM-11:30AM; PM Snack 3PM-3:30PM
Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation 305 South Dogwood Dr. Harrisonburg Va 22801 540-433-2474 6/13-8/19 M-F AM Snack M W TH 10AM-10:30AM – T & F9AM-9:30AM; PM Snack 3-3:30
Highland Elementary 252 Myers/Moon Rd. Monterey Va 24465 540-468-6360 6/20-7/8 M-F Breakfast 8AM-8:15AM; Lunch12:15PM-12:30PM
Campus Kitchen at Washington & Lee 20 Fairfield School Rd. Fairfield Va 24435 540-458-4669 6/13-8/1 M Lunch 12PM-12:30PM
Campus Kitchen, Summer Fun 300 Diamond St. Lexington Va 24450 540-458-4669 6/13-8/4 M-Th PM Snack 2PM-2:15PM
Kate Collins Middle School 1625 Ivy St Waynesboro Va 22980 540-946-4635 6/20-7/14 M-Th AM Snack 9AM-9:15Am; Lunch11:30AM-12:15PM
Enderly Heights Elementary 101 Woodland Avenue Buena Vista Va 24416 540-261-6151 6/6-8/15 M-F Breakfast 8AM-8:30AM; PM Snack 3:30PM-4PM

 

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

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