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.
Find your nearest summer feeding locations and their dates of operation for 2016.