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.
- April 27–June 12, 2020 Southside Boys & Girls Club, Berkley Unit, 701 Berkley Avenue Extension, Norfolk. 757-545-3289
- Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon
- Children will receive a daily lunch and snack.
- April 27–June 12, 2020 The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. 757-622-5762
- Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to noon.
- Children will receive two lunches and two snacks on Mondays (to be eaten Mondays through Tuesdays).
- Children will receive three lunches and three snacks on Wednesdays (to be eaten Wednesdays through Fridays).
- May 26–June 30, 2020 Teens With a Purpose—The Youth Movement, 700 East Olney Road, Norfolk. 757-747-2679
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m.
- Children will receive two lunches and two snacks on each day of distribution.
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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