The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the number of children experiencing food insecurity in our service area. Schools have closed early, meaning children can’t easily access meals provided by federal nutrition programs. Parents who have lost their jobs are struggling even more to afford food for their families. This summer, the need for these meals will only increase as families continue to feel the impacts of COVID-19 in their households.
The Foodbank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Summer meal sites provide free, healthy, nutritious meals to children ages 5–18 at a first come, first serve basis. Summer meal sites are conveniently located in low-income neighborhoods so that participating children can walk or bike to receive meals in a safe, supportive environment where social distancing measures will be taken to ensure the health and well-being of children participating. Summer feeding sites are scheduled for the locations below.
- June 15–Aug. 21, 2020 Southside Boys & Girls Club, Diggs Town Unit, 1401 Melon St., Norfolk. 757-383-6928
- Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Children will receive daily lunch and afternoon snack
- June 15–Aug. 21, 2020 Southside Boys & Girls Club, Berkley Unit, 701 Berkley Avenue Extension, Norfolk. 757-545-3289
- Monday through Friday Breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Monday through Friday Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- July 6–Aug. 28, 2020 Teens with a Purpose – The Youth Movement, 700 East Olney Road, Norfolk. 757-747-2679
- Monday through Thursday Lunch Noon to 1 p.m.
- Monday through Thursday Afternoon Snack 2 to 3 p.m.
- NOTE: On Thursdays, a lunch and snack for Friday will be sent home with each child.
July 6–Aug. 28, 2020 The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads, 1401 Ballentine Boulevard, 757-622-5762
- Monday through Friday Breakfast 9 to 10 a.m.
- Monday through Friday Lunch Noon to 1 p.m.
- June 23–Aug. 28, 2020 Adopt-a-Block Northampton, 509 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, 757-285-5797
- Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon
- Children will receive four breakfasts and lunches on Tuesdays (to be eaten Tuesdays through Fridays).
- June 23–Aug. 21, 2020 Northampton Parks & Rec, 7247 Young St., Machipongo, 757-710-9898
- Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 2 to 3:15 p.m.
- Children will receive lunches and afternoon snacks.
- July 2–Aug. 31, 2020 Bethel Worship Center Church International, 3697 Pepperwood Court, Portsmouth. 757-483-9697
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m.
- Children will receive two breakfasts and dinners on Tuesdays and five breakfasts and dinners on Thursdays.
- June 29–Aug. 21, 2020 Enoch Christian Academy, 5685 Herbert Moore Road, Virginia Beach, 757-552-7020
- Mondays through Fridays, 7 to 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Children will receive a daily breakfast and lunch.
- July 7–Aug. 14, 2020 STOP, Inc. at Trinity Church, 401 45th Street, Virginia Beach, 757-737-1822
- Mondays through Fridays Breakfast 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- Mondays through Fridays Lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Find additional Summer Feeding locations:
- Text ‘Food’ and your zip code to 877-877
- Summer Meal Site Finder: fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
- Dial “211” or visit 211virginia.org
Nutritional information, manufacturers’ ingredient labels and heating instructions for menu items featured at Summer Feeding Sites can be found here.
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