Summer Feeding Program

By participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides nourishing breakfasts, lunches or snacks to thousands of children at risk of hunger. This service is typically provided to children who receive free and reduced-price school meals. During the summer, they are served at churches, schools, recreation centers and community centers.

While many children are being fed at summer feeding sites, some families do not use this resource throughout the summer. Rather, they seek food assistance more frequently at member food pantries. It is important to us to provide nutritious food options for these families, however, we often experience a decline in donations throughout the summer months. You can help keep pantries stocked and children nourished with a small gift.

Click here for the sites offering summer feeding programs for 2018.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.