Summer Food Service Program Feeds Kids for Free

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Summer Food Service Program Feeds Kids for Free

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore helps feed the 46,600 food-insecure children that are struggling with hunger.

Norfolk, VA – For many families, summertime means the kids are out of school and it’s time for family vacations, cook outs, and leisurely days at the beach. But for 46,600 kids who live in households that are food insecure, summertime means not knowing where they will get their next meal. When the school year ends, so does the free and reduced meal program. Fortunately, Summer Feeding sites step in providing nutritious foods kids need. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is participating in the Summer Food Service Program by helping provide meals to 13 locations so children can eat free of charge. As with all Foodbank programs, meals are available for all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows:

Eastern Shore

  • Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac- 6/22, 8/10 & 8/17/2017 (THURSDAYS ONLY)
    • Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
  • Exmore Boys & Girls Club @ Occohannock Elementary School, Exmore- 6/19/2017 – 8/18/2017
    • Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:30 am; Lunch 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Northampton Free Library, Nassawadox- 06/23/2017-08/18/2017, (FRIDAYS ONLY)
    • Lunch 12:00-12:30

Franklin

  • Franklin Boys & Girls Club @ SP Morton Elementary School- 6/19/2017 – 8/25/2017
    • Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00 pm ; Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Norfolk

  • Diggs Town Boys & Girls Club- 6/19/2017 – 8/25/2017
    • Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ; Afternoon Snack 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Southside Boys & Girls Club- 6/19/2017 – 8/25/2017
    • Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am; Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads- 6/19/2017 – 9/1/2017
    • Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am; Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wesley Memorial UMC- 6/19/2017 – 8/25/2017
    • Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm; Afternoon Snack 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

       Suffolk

  • Suffolk Boys & Girls Club @ JFK Middle School- 6/19/2017 – 8/18/2017
    • Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am; Lunch 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Virginia Beach

  • Seatack Rec Center- 6/19/2017 – 8/25/2017
    • Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm; Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friendship Village- 6/19/2017 – 9/1/2017
    • Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm; Afternoon Snack 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Enoch Baptist Church- 6/26/2017 – 8/18/2017
    • Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am; Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Abundant Life Ministries/Apple Tree Christian Academy- 6/19/2017 – 9/1/2017 (ENROLLED CHILDREN ONLY)
    • Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:30 am; Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Find additional Summer Feeding locations:               

  • Text ‘Food’ and your zip code to 877-877
  • Summer Meal Site Finder – fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
  • 211virginia.org or Dial “211”

About the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America® and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for those facing hunger since 1981. Through fiscal year 2015, we have distributed over 246 million meals throughout our service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Accomack.

For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, find us online at foodbankonline.org; like us on Facebook at facebook.com/SEVAFoodbank; or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FoodbankSEVA. To give, text FEED to 757-550-3535.

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Please contact Todd Emmett, Communications Manager for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore for more information at 757-387-7002 or temmett@foodbankonline.org.